CVF Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients



Catholic Vantage Financial Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Students honored at Annual Membership Meeting


Plymouth, Mich. (April 2017) Catholic Vantage Financial (CVF) has announced recipients of the credit union’s 2017 student scholarships. This year’s winners and their families were honored at CVF’s annual membership meeting in March.

Six scholarships of $500 each were awarded to help cover tuition for students who attend Catholic schools. Receiving the two scholarships awarded to students in kindergarten through eighth grade were Henry Hoeft who will attend kindergarten in the fall at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, and Ethan Godin, a student at St. Edith in Livonia.

Four scholarships were awarded to students who attend a Catholic high school. They include two students who will attend Divine Child High School, incoming freshman Faith Emmerling and sophomore Ben Carr. Also receiving awards were Kenneth Lashaway who attends Father Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview, and Cotter Welch, an incoming freshman at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills.

Four college scholarships of $1,000 each were also awarded to 2017 high school graduating seniors. Winners include seniors Jessie Collins, Divine Child High School, Dearborn; Brendan Hogan, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Detroit; Claire Ramsben, Salem High School, Plymouth; and Garrett Zylinkski, Detroit Catholic Central High School, Novi.

“Catholic Vantage Financial has a proud history of supporting Catholic school education in the communities we serve through a variety of activities,” said Emma Teller, CVF vice president of marketing and business development. “Members repeatedly tell us how much these scholarships mean to their families and to their children’s continuing education.”

Catholic Vantage Financial is considered Michigan’s leading and most well respected Catholic Credit Union. In addition to the credit union’s offices, ATMs and extensive online services, members have access to more than 5,000 shared branches and nearly 30,000 ATMs nationwide. Member deposits are insured to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information and to learn how you can join, call 734-432-0212 or visit


CVF Scholarship winners

The youngest 2017 Scholarship winner, Henry Hoeft, displays the check for the total scholarships awarded this year. Joining him, from l. to r., are scholarship winners Garrett Zylinkski, Kenneth Lashaway, Claire Ramsben, Ethan Godin, CVF Board Chairman Michael Hammond, Jessie Collins, Cotter Welch, Ben Carr, and Faith Emmerling. Not pictured is scholarship winner Brendan Hogan.


Media Contacts:

Emma Teller,
Catholic Vantage Financial FCU
734-432-0212, ext. 200

Margaret Blohm, APR
Margaux & Associates, LLC