Atomic Credit Union Offers Scholarships to Area Students

The 2018 Atomic Credit Union Scholarship Application is now available. Interested parties may pick up an application at the nearest Atomic branch, or you can also apply online at

In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a member of Atomic Credit Union, with the account being opened prior to December 31, 2017. The applicant must also be a 2018 graduating high school senior and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. All required documents, along with the scholarship application, must be submitted to Atomic Credit Union no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, March 30, 2018. For a list of all required documents, please refer to page one of the 2018 scholarship application.

The application packet may be submitted to any one of our 13 branch locations: Athens, Beaver, Chillicothe, Jackson, Logan, Lucasville, Minford, Oak Hill, Piketon, Portsmouth, Waverly, Wellston and General Mills. For questions concerning the Atomic Credit Union Scholarship Program, please call 800.652.2328 or email [email protected]

Local Teens Win Scholarship to Improve Community

COLUMBUS (August 29, 2017) – While some teens spent the summer relaxing at the beach, a group of civic-minded young people from Southeast Ohio visited Washington, D.C., attended National 4-H Council’s Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) and developed a plan to overcome a challenge in their community. Farm Credit, a sponsor of the program, awarded the Southeast Ohio delegation $500 to put their plan into action.

Homelessness is a prominent issue for many in Southeast Ohio. As a result, the team will create a program to provide resources to the homeless by holding a competition between 4-H Clubs to bring in non-perishable items, clothing, and personal hygiene products. The program will be promoted at local county fairs and will offer prizes to ensure widespread participation.

For more than 50 years, 4-H members from across the country have traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus, 4-H’s premier leadership and citizenship program for high school students. Attendees learn how to be citizen leaders and make a difference in their communities. Youth receive a behind-the-scenes look at our nation’s capital, meet with members of Congress and develop key skills – communication, leadership and citizenship – through hands-on learning and group activities.

At the conclusion of the program, participants draft step-by-step action plans for taking on important issues in their communities.

“The action plan developed by the teens from Southeast Ohio is a great example of how youth are taking the skills they are learning in 4-H and applying them to real world issues,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “These teens exemplify the confidence, independence, resilience and compassion that develop in our 4-H’ers across the country.”

“4-H opens doors for youth to learn leadership skills, gain skills needed to be proactive members in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy,” said Tara Durbin, Farm Credit Mid-America Senior Vice President. “We’re proud of these leaders for developing actionable plans to address hunger insecurity within our local communities.”

Since 2011, Farm Credit has provided scholarships for diverse and underserved young people to participate in CWF. The partnership has allowed Farm Credit and 4-H to provide a positive experience for approximately 60 teens annually. To learn more about CWF and similar projects, please visit

About 4-H

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills.

4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices.

Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

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About Farm Credit

Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. It has been fulfilling its mission of helping rural America grow and thrive for more than a century with the capital necessary to make businesses successful and by financing vital infrastructure and communication services. For more information, visit


Abbey Tillman, National 4-H Council, 301.961.2964 [email protected]

Mark Hayes, Farm Credit Council, 574.265.3989 [email protected]