HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union’s charitable arm, the NWFCU Foundation, recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to college-bound individuals, including $20,000 to Northern Virginia Community College for their “Lifeline Grant,” an emergency relief fund for students on their campuses.
“It is our privilege to award these outstanding students $5,000 each to assist them in pursuing their higher education goals,” said Executive Director of the Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation, Kaycee Childress. “We also want to sincerely thank our scholarship committee and our donors, both individuals and businesses, who have given their time and funds to help a deserving group of young people achieve their dreams.”
The Foundation has awarded nearly $1.4 million in scholarships to 310 recipients from 22 states since its inception. This represents 102 colleges in the United States where students have attended due in part to the generosity of Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation donors.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
The NWFCU Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and manage Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission of NWFCU Foundation is to empower youth to achieve their goals by helping them learn and celebrate life and supporting their health and well-being. The NWFCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law for those who itemize deductions. For more information, visit www.nwfcufoundation.org.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 60 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal's Why is to serve and inspire to transform lives. The Credit Union currently serves more than 260,000 members and has assets in excess of $3.4 billion. For more information, visit www.nwfcu.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.