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ORNL FCU Creates New Scholarship Award Opportunity, Announces Award Recipients

In 1993, ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) established the B.A. Candler Scholarship to honor Bob A. Candler, who retired as president of the Credit Union after 31 years of service. Starting with the 2017-2018 school year, ORNL FCU announced an additional scholarship opportunity to honor former President & CEO John McKittrick.

“During his tenure as President & CEO at ORNL FCU, John was well-respected by our Board Members for his commitment to higher education, his dedication to employees, and his focus on members and the communities the Credit Union serves,” said Colin Anderson, ORNL FCU President & CEO. “For all of these reasons, our Board wanted to honor his legacy through the establishment of an additional scholarship to the University of Tennessee.  John and his wife, Betty, still live locally and remain committed to the values of ORNL Federal Credit Union.”

ORNL FCU’s Scholarship Program annually awards $1,000 scholarships to deserving student/members who plan to continue their higher education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The award money can be used toward the cost of tuition, books, and other school-related expenses. The scholarships are awarded by the UT General Scholarship Committee and are based on excellence in education, social merit, and financial need. ORNL FCU’s commitment to higher education has provided over 35 student/member scholarships, totaling over $37,000 in award money.

The UT General Scholarship Committee recently announced the recipients of the B.A. Candler Scholarship and John McKittrick Scholarship awards. For the 2017-2018 school year, the endowment is able to award seven $1,000 scholarships – four for the B.A. Candler Scholarship and three for the John McKittrick Scholarship. Recipients of the B.A. Candler Scholarship are Miranda Clark, Janelle Evans, Spencer McDonald, and Josiah Popp.  Leyton Adams, Devon Graham, and Isabelle Lee are the John McKittrick Scholarship award recipients.

More information about the ORNL FCU scholarship program can be found at For more information about the award winners, including pictures, please contact Jessica Emert at

[x_alert heading=”About ORNL Federal Credit Union” type=”info”]ORNL Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative locally owned and operated by its members for the benefit of all who belong. Established in 1948 with 10 founding members, ORNL Federal Credit Union’s assets have grown to over $1.9 billion and membership has grown to over 150,000. Open to businesses and anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the 16 counties of Central East Tennessee, ORNL Federal Credit Union currently serves members in 31 branches located throughout Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Sevier, and Union counties.[/x_alert]

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