FREMONT- Gerber Federal Credit Union awarded a total of $2,750 as a result of its Annual Essay Scholarship program. Entrants were asked to explain “What are your plans after high school and how do you plan to pay for them?” in 300-500 words. Entries were accepted from Gerber Federal Credit Union members currently attending their senior year of high school and planning to attend an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program.
Brevin Byrne from Fremont, MI is the First Place winner, he was awarded $1,750 and publication of his essay at www.gerberfcu.com. Adonijah Looy from Big Rapids, MI is the Second Place winner and was awarded $750. Jessica Sanchez from Newaygo, MI is the Third Place Winner and was awarded $250.
Essays were submitted by email and mail. Our panel of judges included 4 educators from various school districts and a member of management at a local hospital. Judges evaluated the essays on Topical Relevance and Quality of Writing after all identifying information was removed.