BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI – May 14, 2020 – Honor Credit Union is proud to support local outstanding high school seniors with the annual Honor Credit Union Community Commitment Scholarship. Twenty-four students throughout Michigan received $1,000 to be used towards furthering their education.

Reinforcing Honor Credit Union’s dedication to supporting the local community, an emphasis on community involvement and extracurricular activities was part of the Community Commitment Scholarship application.

During this time of uncertainty and change, Honor’s team members came together to find a creative alternative to meet with the scholarship recipients “face to face.” Honor’s Community Assistant Vice President in the Northern Market, Jamie Gollakner, was able to connect with all four of his scholarship recipients over a Zoom call to surprise them with the great news.

“This year, we weren’t able to present our Community Commitment Scholarship recipients with a certificate at their school’s Senior Awards Night, but I knew I wanted to do something to make the announcement special,” commented Gollakner.

“I had their contact information from their applications, so I reached out to each of them to join me in a Zoom meeting to discuss a project Honor was doing to highlight high school seniors. Little did they know, I was about to tell them they each won a $1000 scholarship. Seeing the look on their faces was completely priceless!”

2020 Scholarship Winners

The following students exemplify community commitment and are positive role models for their community service and academic success:

Kylee Cromer – Dowagiac Union High School

Anna Cleveland – Edwardsburg High School

Matthew Anderson – Ross Beatty Jr/Sr High School

Regan Rose – Decatur High School

Hunter Zartman – Otsego High School

Hunter Pitsch – Portage Northern High School

Mariah York – Gwinn High School

Greta Rickauer – Marquette Senior High School

Alex Munson – Negaunee High School

Chase Jensen – Ishpeming High School

Audrey Bakerson – Homeschool

Kadin Mills – Buchanan High School

Maeli Rogers – Niles High School

Lauren Schaer – Berrien Springs High School

Megan Neubecker – Coloma High School

Makenzie Worden – Paw Paw High School

Yazmine Hall – South Haven High School

Jonathon Miesse – St. Joseph High School

Mason Gardiner – Lakeshore High School

Emma Woodard – Lakeshore High School

Mikaela Owen – Bridgman High School

Taylor Medendorp – Quincy High School

Madison Zima – Pennfield High School

Abby Austin – St. Phillip Catholic Central High School

Honor Credit Union is proud to serve more than 85,000 members across the State of Michigan. Providing solutions for your financial success and giving back to the communities it serves remains the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union. For more information, call 800.442.2800, or visit



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