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Heartland Credit Union Awards $2,000 in 12th Annual Scholarship

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  
Posted by: Laura Whittet
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Heartland Credit Union - INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (June 14, 2017) - Heartland Credit Union (Heartland) recently awarded three scholarships to members planning to further their education.

A $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships were awarded. Applicants were asked to complete an application and submit an essay answering the question, If you were to create a financial literacy class, what would it cover and why would that be important?

After being awarded his $1,000 scholarship Justin, from New Prague, MN said, “Receiving this scholarship means a great deal to me both now and for my future. Not only does it show how my hard work and dedication in high school have earned me recognition, but it means that I will be able to achieve my academic goals in college, which will then set me up for a bright future when I enter the working world as an adult. All of this allows me to be a successful contributing member to our society."

Since its origination, the Heartland Scholarship Program has awarded 36 scholarships totaling $24,000 to Heartland members. “Over the years we’ve awarded these scholarships to members headed to college for the first time, to adults headed back to start a new career,” said Kathy Harrington, Heartland CEO/President. “We’re proud to help our members achieve their goal of higher education.”

Photo: Scholarship winners Justin, from New Prague, MN and Taylor, from Lonsdale, MN.


About Heartland Credit Union
Chartered in 1938, Heartland Credit Union is a $112 million, not-for-profit, financial cooperative serving over 10,000 members. Heartland currently serves businesses and individuals, who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school in Dakota, Scott, Rice or Le Sueur County and to employees, and their family members of CHS, Inc., Land O’Lakes, Chart, Genex Cooperation, Scott Equipment and others. For more information visit, or visit a community branch location: 225 Chalupsky Ave SE, New Prague, MN or 5500 South Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN or call (651) 451-5160. 

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034