UPPER MARLBORO, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cortney McCoy of Fort Washington, Md., and a graduate of Oxon Hill High School is a 2010 recipient of a NASA Federal Credit Union Scholarship. NASA Federal Credit Union awarded scholarships to nine area high school seniors as part of its 2010 Mitchell-Beall Memorial Scholarship program. The annual program rewards the academic endeavors of young Credit Union members who are working toward four-year or two-year undergraduate degrees or vocational studies.
"NASA Federal Credit Union is proud to acknowledge the success and potential of such outstanding students -- all of whom are preparing for the next step in their education path," said Frank Penaranda, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of NASA Federal Credit Union.
Ms. McCoy was honored recently at an awards luncheon along with the following additional winners:
- David Christo, Glenn Dale, MD (St. Vincent Pallotti High School)
- Elizabeth Cathey, Chincoteague, VA (Chincoteague High School)
- Colleen Brenner, Painter, VA (Brenner Home School Academy)
- Daniel Wang, Leesburg, VA (Thomas Jefferson High School)
- Natalie Clagett, Accokeek, MD (Elizabeth Seton High School)
- Gloria Lee, Burke, VA (Thomas Jefferson High School)
- Katharine Jackson, Woodstock, MD (Marriotts Ridge High School)
- Ursula Tooley, Greenbelt, MD (Eleanor Roosevelt High School)
Ms. McCoy, who will be attending Brown University in the fall, said, "I am honored to have been selected as a Mitchell-Beall Memorial Scholar, and I hope that the NASA Federal Credit Union continues to host such programs that support the youth of our community. Throughout my academic career, I will strive to embody the spirit of the Mitchell-Beall Scholarship Program and its dedication to helping young scholars achieve success."
About the NASA Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program
The Scholarship Program was established in 1983 in memory of Wilfred Mitchell and Donald Beall, both former NASA Federal Credit Union presidents. Mitchell and Beall are fondly remembered for their commitment to the Credit Union movement and especially for their efforts in helping young people succeed. "NASA Federal's Mitchell-Beall Scholarship Program is the largest and one of the longest running scholarship programs in the state of Maryland," said Mr. Michael Beall, President and CEO of the Maryland & District of Columbia Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA) and son of scholarship co-founder Donald Beall, "MDDCCUA is proud to highlight this incredible commitment of NASA Federal Credit Union to youth advancement."
About NASA Federal Credit Union
NASA Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned entirely by its members and operated for the benefit of all who belong. Chartered in 1949, NASA Federal Credit Union serves the diverse needs of 74,000 members with a full array of financial services and the strength of more than $1 billion in assets.
SOURCE NASA Federal Credit Union