Greater Greenwood News


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6/12/2019 Member News

Financial Center First CU Awards Scholarships to Three Local Students

Financial Center First Credit Union has awarded three local Indianapolis students with scholarships as a part of its new college scholarship program. The three scholarship winners, as well as their placing in the program, are as follows:

Kiley Shaw, Lawrence North High School, $1,500
Heather Blankenbaker, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, $1,000
Victoria Wiley, Indiana University, $1,000

Financial Center chose scholarship winners based on their critical understanding of financial literacy and the effect that financial knowledge has on student wellbeing, creativity, and overall public speaking skills.

The new scholarship program was funded by Financial Center’s annual charity golfing.

“We are incredibly pleased with the talented scholarship applicants that we received for the program’s inaugural year,” said James Davidson, Financial Center’s Director of Financial Literacy. “All three winners displayed an in-depth amount of knowledge about financial literacy, and represents a bright new generation of financially-savvy individuals.”

The winning entries, as well as more information about Financial Center’s scholarship program can be found at

Photo Caption: L T R: Maria Wiley, Mother of Victoria Wiley; Kiley Shaw; James Davidson, Director of Financial Literacy at Financial Center; Heather Blankenbaker. 

About Financial Center: Financial Center First Credit Union is a $560 million credit union that has been serving members who live or work in Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby Counties as well as other special groups for 65 years. Over 60,000 members take advantage of favorable deposit and loan rates as well as reduced fees by banking with the Indianapolis-based credit union. Financial Center is a not-for-profit entity that employs 143 people. Guided by a dedicated Board of Directors, Financial Center’s mission is to ‘Improve Members’ Financial Lives’. Learn more at