Patriot Federal Credit Union’s Richard E. Baumunk Memorial Scholarship for 2022 has been awarded to Madison Ogden, from Scotland, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School and will be attending Shippensburg University beginning in the Fall semester, majoring in biology/pre-med. Madison also plans to compete in track and field athletics at Shippensburg University.
Graduating seniors in the areas served by Patriot Federal Credit Union, who meet specific requirements, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The student must be planning to attend an institution of higher learning immediately after graduation. The winner receives a $2,500 scholarship awarded over 2 years, with the second year’s distribution contingent upon a first year GPA of 2.5 or higher.
“People Helping People is our credit union motto. And Patriot is committed to help young members create a better financial future. This scholarship honors Mr. Baumunk, a past board member, who spend many years in service to others,” said Brad Warner, President/CEO of Patriot Federal Credit Union.
To qualify for the scholarship, Madison met the minimum requirements including being a member of Patriot, a 2022 high school graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, having been accepted as a full-time student at an institution of higher learning and carrying 12 credit hours or more.
Each applicant submitted a 300 – 500 word typed essay entitled, “My Credit Union is Important to Me Because…“. Judges for the scholarship included the son and daughter of Mr. Baumunk, David Baumunk and Marcia Johnston well as John Kilduff, Corporate Affairs Officer at Patriot.