The Martha Britt Presidential scholarship is for $1,000 per year for four years and will be awarded to one graduating student in West Tennessee.
Leaders Credit Union will also award three one-time $1,000 scholarships to students in Bartlett, Union City, and within all other areas served by the credit union.
“The Martha Britt Scholarship honors both our past and our future here at Leaders Credit Union, and we are proud to be a small part of these students’ academic journeys toward success,” said Todd Swims, president and CEO of Leaders Credit Union.
Leaders Credit Union was founded by five Jackson educators in 1957 as the Jackson Madison County Teachers Credit Union. Leaders continues to honor this legacy by championing students who excel in their academics and their community.
Martha Britt was a champion in her community, serving for 30 thirty years in the Jackson-Madison County School System. Beginning in 2002, Britt amplified her community service by serving as a board director for Leaders Credit Union. Britt served as chairwoman of the scholarship committee and was instrumental in promoting educational opportunities for local students.
On Oct. 23, 2006, after her death, the board of directors named the annual scholarship in her honor. Britt’s legacy lives on through students who receive the Martha Britt Scholarship for exemplary dedication to education and to the community.
The scholarship requires that recipients and/or one of their parents or grandparents be a member in good standing of the credit union. The scholarship money received may be used at the students’ discretion to help cover costs associated with education, including tuition, books, fees and various living costs.
Applications must be submitted no later than March 30. Students may apply online.