Natalija Vnukovica knew early on that she wanted to work in finance and has been working towards her dream for the past two years at Austin Peay State University. As with most university students, paying for school meant that Natalija had to split her time between working and studying, which inevitably took some of her focus away from school. However, after receiving the Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union Scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year, Natalija was not only able to focus on her classes and maintain an A average, she gave back to the community by volunteering with the United Way.
“Since the scholarship allowed me to focus on school, I felt that since I was being given help I should give back to someone else.” The 25 year old volunteered to do taxes through the United Way every Tuesday as well as becoming involved in the International Student Program on campus.
“We were so glad to hear that our scholarship is not only helping a promising student achieve her goals in the field of finance but that Natalija gave back to the community so readily. Since we continue to be a very strong financial institution, we are proud to be able to offer this yearly scholarship and feel that it is an investment in our community.”, says Stewart Ramsey, President and C.E.O. of Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union.
With two more branches opening this year, bringing the credit union to a total of 9 across Tennessee and Kentucky, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union plans to expand its scholarship program. “The local community invests in us and as a non-profit financial institution we are always looking for ways to return the favor and pay it forward.” Ramsey says.
With more than 34,000 members, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union is committed to those who work and live in the counties of Montgomery and Stewart in Tennessee and Christian, Trigg, and Todd in Kentucky.