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The YIB offers credit unions throughout the state an opportunity to participate in this statewide scholarship program for high school seniors. The YIB awards eight (8) scholarships to credit union members seeking post-secondary education in the amount of $1,000 each. Four (4) scholarships are awarded to students attending a 4-year college/university and four (4) scholarships are awarded to students attending technical/vocational schools or community colleges.

Credit unions are categorized by chapter: Northern, North-Central, Southern, and South-Central. Two winners are chosen in each chapter: the top scoring student attending a 4-year college or university and the top scoring student attending a technical/vocational school or community college. This will give more opportunity to all the credit unions in each chapter to produce a scholarship winner. The goal of the scholarship program is to be able to aid as many students as possible.

Scholarship applicants are competing against all other applicants in their chapter. The applicants will be judged based on academic performance, community involvement, honors, leadership roles, and other criteria.

Congratulations to Our 2017 YIB Scholarship Winners!

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL’s Youth Involvement Board (YIB) is proud to announce the winners of its 2016/2017 Scholarship program!

The winners are listed below:
• Sarah Canfield, Picatinny FCU
• Fenix Gray, Members 1st of NJ FCU
• Melody Hall, ABCO FCU
• Gabrielle LaSasso, New Jersey law & Public Safety FCU
• Rachel Lawrence, Deepwater Industries FCU
• Joshua Regan, County Educators FCU
• Julia Swanson, Atlantic FCU
• Eileen Wang, Garden Savings FCU

The YIB selected the two top scoring students in each of the four NJ CU Chapters, one attending a 4-year college/university and one attending a community college or vocational/technical school. The winners will each receive a $1,000 check to be applied to their student account at the school they will be attending in the fall of 2017.

We had a total of 24 credit unions from across the state participate in the scholarship this year.

Thank you to the YIB members that took time to grade all of the applications!


The New Jersey Credit union League’s Youth Involvement Board (YIB) is made of credit union professionals as well as League staff members dedicated to reaching young credit union members. 

Currently, the Board organizes an annual scholarship program open to all NJCUL-member credit unions to offer their young members. The Board would also like to branch out into other areas of helping the state’s youth. 

Members of the Board are also welcome to participate in the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB), a national network of credit union professionals that share ideas and best practices when it comes to marketing to and attracting young members as well as providing financial literacy.

If you’re interested in joining the board, please send an email to Marissa Anema at