Bob Bennett once said, “I am completely dedicated to the credit union movement.” He joined the credit union in 1954 and served on the Board of Directors until 2002. In all, he volunteered over 30 years of his time and service to Unity One Credit Union. “Bob has served our members longer than any other volunteer in the history of our credit union. Bob was a dedicated volunteer who represented the members very well and always placed their best interests first in all decisions. In his honor, we are pleased to create the Robert P. Bennett Memorial Scholarship in Bob’s name, in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the members of Unity One Credit Union,” said Gary R. Williams, Unity One CU president and CEO.

Scholarship Awards:
• 1st Place: One thousand dollars ($1,000)
• 1st Runner-up: Five hundred dollars ($500)
• 2nd Runner-up: Two hundred and fifty dollars ($250)


Applicants must submit an essay and a copy of their most recent transcript with the completed application to be eligible.

**We understand students may not have access to receive an official transcript from their school counselor, so they may provide Unity One with an unofficial transcript or the latest copy of their report card.**

Essay Prompt:

2020 will be a year that will forever be remembered for one thing: COVID-19. It is a year defined by resiliency and flexibility. As a student, you had to adjust to a new online learning environment, reanalyze your post-graduation plans and possibly help your family adjust to new financial circumstances.

Through it all, what has been the most important life lesson you learned living through the pandemic? How has it effected your future goals? How will you apply the lesson you learned to your future financial choices?

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