FPCU Member Awarded Scholarship from Iowa Credit Union Foundation

Posted on May 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Megan Stelter

For Immediate Release

FPCU Member Awarded Scholarship from Iowa Credit Union Foundation

Alyssa Beckwith of Financial Plus Credit Union in Des Moines, Iowa, was recently awarded the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s (ICUF) Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship, which is presented each year to credit union members who are pursing higher education.

Applicants were asked to complete the designated online entry form and answer an essay question in no more than 500 words. This year’s question was:

Credit Unions are financial cooperatives that operate from the philosophy of “people helping people.” Service to members and the community is an integral part of the credit union difference. Share how your credit union demonstrates the people helping people philosophy in action. Also, share an experience of when you contributed your time and/or talents in the community and what you learned from that experience.

Alyssa won for her entry which detailed her time volunteering at her local fire department's Pancake Breakfast and demonstrating the "People Helping People" philosophy. 

"We are so excited to have another member selected as a Warren A. Morrow scholarship recipient! We’ve had several over the years and love to see the tradition continue. It's obvious we have many bright and talented members of our credit union" says President/CEO Dave Cale.

This year, the Iowa Credit Union Foundation awarded 12 scholarships totaling $23,000.

“The mission of the Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) is to empower people and communities to achieve financial well-being by championing the credit union philosophy of people helping people,” said Jaimie Miller, Executive Director, ICUF. “We do this through critical programs such as the Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship. This year’s scholarship finalists demonstrated a strong passion for their credit union and outstanding knowledge on the essay topics.”

For more information about Financial Plus Credit Union, click here. For more information about the Warren A. Morrow Scholarship or the Iowa Credit Union Foundation, please visit www.iowacreditunionfoundation.org.

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