Redstone Federal Credit Union awards $65,000 in scholarship money


(June 22, 2018) Redstone Federal Credit Union® awarded $65,000 in scholarships to 14 students on Thursday as part of its commitment to higher education and brighter futures.

Students received $4,650, which is paid directly to their college or university. Redstone has awarded more than $465,000 in scholarships since the program’s inception in 1996.

Travion Crutcher, a Huntsville High School graduate, who will be attending Tennessee State University, said the scholarship money will allow him to attend college without getting loans. “This means a lot to me and my family,’’ Crutcher said.

Scholarship recipients were recognized Thursday during an awards dinner.

Charity Stewart, an account manager with Move Digital, was the guest speaker for the event. Move Digital is a woman-owned business dedicated to helping companies stand out in crowded social media markets.

Charity is also a communications arts Lecturer at UAH.

The scholarship committee received applications from students who are pursuing associate or bachelor’s degrees from colleges and universities all over the country and from RFCU’s seven partner schools. Partner schools are educational institutions located near Redstone branch offices.

The scholarship application process opens each year in late December.

The 2018 recipients are:

Kaitlyn McClung, Huntsville, AL; Lainey Janine Keller, Cullman; Adrienne M. Stewart, Madison; Maxwell Gardner, Murfreesboro, TN; Hannah Grace Bradford, Brownsboro; James Edward Vera-Soto, Toney; Abigail Kunkle, Harvest; Olivia Mann, Flintville; Megan Lorene McGraw, Harvest; Christina Stacy, Tuscaloosa; Clayton Lin, Madison; Alexander Lind of Blacksburg, Va.; Travion Crutcher, Harvest; and Taylor Felts, Madison.

About Redstone: With more than $4.7 billion in assets, Redstone Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Alabama and one of the 16 largest federal credit unions in the nation by assets. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Redstone Federal Credit Union serves 419,000 members. Chartered on November 28, 1951, Redstone Federal Credit Union has proudly served its members in the Tennessee Valley area for 65 years and has 26 conveniently located branches across North Alabama and Tennessee. Redstone Federal Credit Union provides a level of service that is not generally available at other financial institutions through its philosophy of - People Helping People.