Eastern scholarships

From left to right: Atomic Credit Union Director of Financial Education Andy Eisnaugle and Eastern High School Scholarship recipients James Pennington, Mariah Cantrel, and Clayton Hambrick

Three Eastern High School students have received a scholarship from Atomic Credit Union totaling $1,500! James Pennington, Mariah Cantrel, and Clayton Hambrick each received a $500 scholarship to be used this fall when they attend college.

James plans on attending Ohio University to study Mechanical Engineering. When asked what it meant to him to be a member of Atomic Credit Union, James stated, “I have been given higher savings rates and reduced fees. This means I gain more interest on my deposited money to later use for college. I have the opportunity to receive lower interest rates on student loans in the future. Being a member of a credit union has helped me become more financially stable and will continue to do so in the future.”

Clayton also plans on attending Ohio University to study Aviation Flight! When asked what it meant to him to be a member of Atomic, he stated, “One of the ways in which this membership is important to me is that, in a credit union, there are people who are willing to provide financial support for life’s unexpected moments. In fact, it is almost like having a guardian angel. It allows for a considerable amount of flexibility when making financial decisions.”

Mariah has plans to attend Ohio State University to study Pre-Med. In her submitted, and chosen, essay, Mariah states, “I have been an Atomic member for about seven years. I show animals for 4-H and having an account helps me save the money from my sales. I also work at Cardo’s in Jackson and deposit my paychecks weekly. By putting this money away, I do not spend as much.”

Atomic Credit Union, again, congratulates these youth members on their accomplishments and we wish them the best in their college career!

The purpose of the Atomic Credit Union scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who wish to further their education. This year alone, Atomic has provided $22,000 in scholarship money to 44 students in Southeastern Ohio!

Atomic Credit Union serves 50,000 members at 13 branch locations in Southern Ohio and also operates a total of 40 student-run credit union branches in local area schools. In addition to brick and mortar branches, Atomic offers 24/7 access to your account through their Mobile App and Digital Banking.

To learn more about Atomic Credit Union’s youth and financial education programs, visit www.atomiccu.com or call Atomic Credit Union Director of Financial Education Andy Eisnaugle at 800.652.2328 extension 1265.

Atomic Credit Union is federally insured by NCUA.

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