eCo Credit Union and the eCO Credit Union Foundation recently announced the 2020-2021 scholarship recipients.
The credit union awarded tw0 $2,500 A.L. Bratcher Scholarships, while the eCO Credit Union Foundation awarded one $2,500 eCO Credit Union Foundation Scholarship.
The A.L. Bratcher Scholarship was created in 2011 to honor the late Reverend A.L. Bratcher and his work nd dedication to safe, sound, member-first financial institutions. The recipients of the 2020-202 A.L. Bratcher Scholarship are Kristen Jones and Tyler West. Jones graduated from McAdory High School and plans to attend Lawson State Community College to study early childhood education and visual arts. West, a Thomson High School graduate, plans to attend Jefferson State Community College and later transfer to Southwestern University.
The eCO Credit Union Foundation Scholarship was established in 2017 with the goal to help audits returning to school to change career paths or improve in their fields. Dianna Minor is the 2020-2021 eCO Credit Union Foundation Scholarship recipient. Minor has taught in Hoover City Schools for 25 years and is pursuing an Education Specialist Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“We are excited to honor three deserving recipients with scholarships,” said Joey Hand, eCO CEO. “In their essays, each recipient expressed the desire to pursue further education to help other people. As credit unions promote the mission of being ‘people helping people,’ we are thankful for the opportunity to support three individuals as they make a difference in our community.”
Applications for the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle will be available in December.