News from Arsenal Credit Union and West Community Credit Union

Published 6.1.21

Credit unions give back to their communities in a number of ways. Arsenal Credit Union (Arnold, MO) awards grant money to eight nonprofits, and West Community Credit Union (O'Fallon, MO) announces the 2021 scholarship winners. 

Arsenal Credit Union awards grant money to eight nonprofit organizations

Arsenal Credit Union recently awarded $14,000 to eight nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area through its Arsenal Community Impact Fund. 

“This program was specially designed to help local nonprofits apply for the funds they need in the form of grants and help less fortunate members of the community in the special ways that their organizations are equipped to do so,” said Lori Crutchley, senior vice president.   

In 2020, the credit union introduced this program to help alleviate some of the financial, volunteer and organizational efforts that are always challenging for nonprofits. In its second year, the credit union hopes its Community Impact Fund makes an even bigger impact on the community.


West Community Credit Union announces 2021 scholarship winners! 

West Community Credit Union announced its 2021 scholarship winners! This year’s recipients are: Vanessa Palmero (Fort Zumwalt West High School), Benjamin Greiner (Brentwood High School), Rossana Rojas (Parkway South High School), Neleh Hopper (Clayton High School), and Andrew Hartle (Northwest High School).

2021 marks the 26th year West Community Credit Union has given out scholarships to well deserving high school seniors. 

“Each year we are amazed at the quality of the candidates. Every application is filled with merit, community service and exceptional recommendation letters from teachers and community leaders, says Lori Hudson, Community Outreach Specialist at West Community. “It’s challenging to narrow it down to the final five, which is a good testament to the potential of our future work force!”  

West Community Credit Union scholarships are awarded base on a short essay, financial need, GPA, curriculum, recommendations and extracurricular activities. Applications are available in January each year.  

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