Pictured, from left, are Collinsville Branch Manager Shawna Pool, President/CEO Keith Burton, scholarship recipient Chelsea Noser, Marketing Manager Lauren Smith and Assistant Marketing Manager Laura Stemm.
GCS Credit Union has awarded the $1,500 Nicole R. Thorp Scholarship.
Chelsea Noser of Collinsville High School was this year’s recipient of the Nicole R. Thorp Scholarship. GCS was looking for applicants who actively volunteer in the community. Nicole R. Thorp, who the scholarship is named after, was a big believer in helping out where needed. Thorp, a former marketing manager at the credit union, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in a Godfrey car crash.
Candidates were required to submit an essay explaining why saving and budgeting are important habits to develop. GCS tries to guide youth in developing and reaching savings goals and wanted to hear how its teens have succeeded.
GCS wishes Chelsea the best of luck in the future.
Founded in 1941, GCS Credit Union has assets of more than $320 million. GCS serves 40,000 members throughout Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington counties in Illinois via seven full-service branches, numerous ATM locations and 24-hour account access through mobile, telephone and PCU online banking.