Bygd and Zertler Awarded with $1,000 Scholarship from WESTconsin Credit Union

June 27, 2016
Menomonie, WI - WESTconsin Credit Union, an advocate for education, has recently awarded eleven $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors as part of the WESTconsin Scholarship Program. Recipients were selected based on a variety of criteria including community and school involvement, academic progress, financial need, career plans and goals.

Madison Bygd, Boyceville High School graduate, was the chosen scholarship recipient from the WESTconsin Menomonie Offices. Bygd will use the money to help fund her post-secondary education plans at Hamlin University, where she will be studying forensics science.

Faustina Zertler, Menomonie High School graduate, was the chosen scholarship recipient from the Menomonie High School. Zertler will use the money to help fund her post-secondary education plans at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she will be studying pre-medicine.

Over the past 18 years, WESTconsin has distributed $250,000 to help support the higher education goals of area students. Scholarships are awarded annually to youth members from communities served by WESTconsin offices.

WESTconsin Credit Union has been serving members since 1939, and membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the Wisconsin counties of Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempealeau, and Washburn, or the Minnesota counties of Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Isanti, Ramsey, Wabasha, and Washington, with a $5 minimum deposit in a Membership Savings Account. Credit unions are financial institutions owned by their accountholders, and member funds are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) up to at least $250,000.