UPPER MARLBORO, Md., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the conclusion of its 2017 Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship Contest, NASA Federal Credit Union awarded scholarships—ranging from $2,000 to the top prize of $8,000—to five high school seniors. The annual program rewards the writing talents of young Credit Union members who are working toward four-year or two-year undergraduate degrees or vocational studies. Students submit 1,000-word essays that focus on their educational goals and financial literacy as it applies to the cost of a college education and their plans for paying it.
"We are all in very good hands if these five students represent our future," said Frank Peñaranda, Chairman of NASA Federal's Scholarship Committee and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. "NASA Federal Credit Union is proud to contribute to their success through the Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship."
The following outstanding seniors were recipients of this year's scholarship awards:
- Ankush Joshi of Vienna, Virginia—Will study oceanography and law at the College of William & Mary.
- Jennifer Kelleher of Ellicott City, Maryland—Plans to study veterinary medicine and animal behavior at UMBC.
- Daniel Merkowitz-Bustos of Clarksville, Maryland—Will study digital media design at the University of Maryland.
- Henry Roberts of Annapolis, Maryland—Will pursue a degree in aerospace engineering at Virginia Tech College of Engineering.
- Weston Sirk of Silver Spring, Maryland—Looks forward to studying sports management, entrepreneurship and coastal environmental science at York College.
About the NASA Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program
The Scholarship Program was established in 1983 in memory of Wilfred Mitchell and then renamed in 1991 to also honor Donald Beall. Both men are former NASA Federal Credit Union officials who were strong advocates of the education of our youth. In 2010, the name of the scholarship program was again changed, to the Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship Program, in honor of Eugene D. Rosen, who was instrumental in launching the program and served as its Chairman for 27 years. Mitchell, Beall and Rosen are fondly remembered for their commitment to the Credit Union movement and especially for their efforts to help young people succeed.
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 over 140,000 members with a full array of financial services and the strength of more than $2 billion in assets.
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