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  • Greenville Federal Credit Union awards scholarships to six local 2024 graduates.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation announced the recipients of its 2024 scholarship awards. The six recipients represent a diverse group of graduating seniors from across Greenville County who demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and active participation in school and community activities.

    The credit union awarded one $5,000 scholarship and five $1,000 scholarships to the following qualified students:

    • $5,000 Scholarship:  Gabrielle Leacock, Woodmont High School
    • $1,000 Scholarships: Bailey Brown, Greer High School, Blake Slaughter, Riverside High School, Braden Freeman, J.L. Mann High School, Connor Johnston, Travelers Rest High School, Nola Robertson, Wade Hampton High School


    Pictured:  Gabrielle Leacock, Bailey Brown, Blake Slaughter, Braden Freeman, Connor Johnston, Nola Robertson

    This is the third year of the Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation’s scholarship program.

    The Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation exists to promote local prosperity by providing grants, educational scholarships, and other funding support for individuals and non-profit, community-based programs within Greenville County, SC, with a primary focus on youth and education.  It relies on financial support from the credit union and donations from members, business partners, and the public. Learn more about the Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation and Scholarships.

    Additionally, two Greenville Federal Credit Union members were selected as scholarship winners from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation for the 2023-2024 school year:

    • Mary Catherine Ashworth, Hillcrest High School - $5,000 CCUF Social Responsibility Scholarship
    • Ava Belue, Greer High School - $500 CCUF Scholarship


    Pictured: Mary Catherine Ashworth. Not pictured: Ava Belue

    The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation scholarships are awarded annually to credit union member/students across North and South Carolina. Learn more about the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation scholarships (external link).

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2024-06-08
  • Greenville Federal Credit Union wins two “Best” categories in inaugural Readers' Choice Awards.


    Greenville Federal Credit Union was voted “Best Credit Union” and “Best Mortgage Lender or Broker” in the inaugural The Post and Courier Greenville Readers’ Choice 2023 awards competition.

    The Post and Courier launched the Greenville Readers’ Choice competition during the fall. Readers and locals within Greenville County alike voted for the best local businesses in 200+ categories. Across the state, more than 1 million votes were cast in The Post and Couriers' series of Readers’ Choice contests throughout the past year.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union was among five local businesses nominated in both categories. The finalists were invited to the Readers’ Choice Announcement event at Hotel Hartness in December where the winners were honored.

    The full list of winners can be found in the December 20, 2023 Greenville edition of The Post and Courier, and online (external link)

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2023-12-28
  • Greenville Federal Credit Union wins national award for financial education programs.


    Credit union earns highest honors from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for local financial literacy efforts.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union is honored to be included among a select group of national award recipients for the CUNA Alphonse Desjardins Awards. The credit union was recognized by CUNA as the second-place recipient of the Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award in the $250 million to $1 billion in assets category for its “Empowering Women with Financial Literacy” programming. 

    The Desjardins Award recognizes leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for members and nonmembers of all ages. The award, named after credit union pioneer Alphonse Desjardins, emphasizes the movement's longtime commitment to financial education.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union received the award for designing and delivering year-long financial wellness workshops in partnership with three area non-profit organizations serving minority and marginalized groups - Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative, YouthBASE, and Jasmine Road. The workshops were specifically tailored to women and families, and offered in Spanish. Topics included budgeting, banking, credit scores and loans, managing debt, home buying, and planning for the future.

    “This recognition affirms our commitment to providing meaning financial education to all groups within our community,” said credit union president and CEO, Paul Hughes. “Stepping up to offer financial resources and tools for marginalized and underserved groups is exactly why we exist, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts at this level.” 

    Prior to earning national recognition, Greenville Federal Credit Union received first place in the state-level Carolinas Credit Union League award competition. All national award winners will be honored at the upcoming CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, DC in March 2024.

    For more information about the CUNA Awards, please visit (external link):

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    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2023-12-27

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