Alliant Credit Union Member Awarded Scholarship from Iowa Credit Union Foundation

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Amera Nakurutimana of Alliant Credit Union was recently awarded a $3,000 Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship in the high school category, presented through the Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) each year to credit union members who are pursuing higher education.

Applicants were asked to complete the designated online entry form and answer an essay question in no more than 500 words. This year’s question was:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on personal health and financial well-being for many in our community. Thousands of Iowans have lost jobs or experienced reduced work hours, highlighting the critical need for access to emergency savings. Please share strategies that encourage or incent savings and how your credit union can assist. Consider sharing personal examples in this essay.

This year, the Iowa Credit Union Foundation awarded 12 scholarships totaling $23,000.

“The mission of the Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) is to empower people and communities to achieve financial well-being by championing the credit union philosophy of people helping people,” said Jaimie Miller, Executive Director, ICUF. “We do this through critical programs such as the Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship. This year’s scholarship finalists demonstrated a strong passion for their credit union and outstanding knowledge on the essay topics.”

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Alliant Credit Union is an award-winning, full-service, financial institution with offices located at 1200 Associates Drive and 1402 White Street in Dubuque, Iowa; 1305 1st Ave. SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and 3001 Sylvania Drive, Burlington, Iowa. For more information, visit or call 563-585-3737, 800-928-4328.  Member NCUA.

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