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Two Firefly Credit Union Members Awarded FSC Scholarships

Tuesday, June 6, 2017  
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Firefly Credit Union - BURNSVILLE, Minn. (June 6, 2017) - Firefly Credit Union is proud to announce that two of our members were selected as winners of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council’s (FSC) 2017 scholarship. Out of nearly 600 applicants from credit unions across the state, Anne Kopas of St. Paul was awarded $1,000, and William Lopno of Minneapolis was awarded $500 for higher education expenses.


The FSC considered each applicant’s school and community involvement, as well as an essay answering the following question, “How can the credit union of the future best serve you?”


“The credit union of the future, being my trusted financial source, would send me information and links to help me become a savvy consumer and investor,” said Lopno. “The credit union of the future would serve me best by keeping our trusted relationship and fair products while continuing to change with the times and add the technology.”


Kopas, who is a second-year winner of the FSC scholarship, followed suit by writing that “the credit union of the future is… about informing and adapting.”


Scholarships were given away to students in two categories: Traditional and Non-Traditional. Firefly Credit Union has been a long-time supporter of the FSC Scholarship program.


“At Firefly, we continually seek new and relevant ways to serve our members and the community through digital solutions,” said Michelle Swanson, Digital Strategist at Firefly Credit Union. “In the last year, we have added many resources including free digital learning modules, 24/7 card management, and a steady stream of personal finance tips on our social media channels to help individuals continually manage and improve their financial lives.”


PHOTO: Firefly Credit Union President/CEO, Bill Raker, with FSC scholarship winner Anne Kopas.

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