Leaders Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., is proud to award the Martha Britt Scholarship to four outstanding students in West Tennessee. The $1,000 per year for four years scholarship, awarded to one student-leader in West Tennessee, was given to Zachary Yarbrough of Trinity Christian Academy. Leaders Credit Union also awarded three one-time $1,000 scholarships to students in Bartlett, Union City, and all other areas served by the credit union. Recipients of this award include Caleb Fitzhugh of Jackson, Claire Wisener of Union City, and Lorianne Robinson of Bartlett. Leaders also rewards employees with graduating seniors with a $1,000 scholarship for higher education. Recipients this year include Mary Claire Lancaster, Emily White and Kallie Pickens.
Zachary Yarbrough, Presidential recipient, is graduating from Trinity Christian Academy with a cumulative 4.57 GPA and plans to attend University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Caleb Fitzhugh of Jackson is graduating from Trinity Christian Academy with a cumulative 3.6 GPA and plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University.
Claire Wisener of Union City is graduating from Union City High School with a cumulative 4.0 GPA and plans to attend University of Tennessee at Martin.
Lorianne Robinson of Bartlett is graduating from Faith Heritage Christian Academy with a cumulative 3.96 GPA and plans to attend University of Memphis.
“The Martha Britt Scholarship honors both our past and our future here at Leaders Credit Union, and we are proud to be a small part of these students’ academic journeys toward success,” President and CEO of Leaders Credit Union Todd Swims said.
Leaders Credit Union was founded by five Jackson educators in 1957 as the Jackson Madison County Teachers Credit Union.
Leaders continues to honor this legacy by championing students who excel in their academics and in their community.
Martha Britt was a champion in our community, serving for over thirty years in the Jackson- Madison County School System. Beginning in 2002, Britt amplified her community service by serving as a board director for Leaders Credit Union. Britt served as chairwoman of the scholarship committee and was instrumental in promoting educational opportunities for local students. On October 23, 2006, after her death, the board of directors named the annual scholarship in her honor. Britt’s legacy lives on through students who receive the Martha Britt Scholarship for exemplary dedication to education and to community.
The scholarship money received may be used at the students’ discretion to help cover costs associated with education including tuition, books, fees and various living costs. To learn more about Leaders Credit Union, visit leaderscu.com.
About Leaders Credit UnionLeaders Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Jackson, Tenn. As one of the largest and most stable credit unions in the nation, Leaders exists to serve the needs of its members and lead the way on their behalf. Leaders was awarded the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Best Place to Bank by Jackson Sun’s Readers’ Choice and was placed in the top 1% of credit unions nationwide by depositaccounts.com. Leaders is an Equal Housing Lender and is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information about Leaders Credit Union, visit their website.