Advantage One Credit Union awarded three students with scholarships; two awarded to high school graduates beginning their college career and one awarded to an adult continuing their education.
Each student received a $2,500 scholarship, and recipients were selected based on an essay contest, taking into account their academic achievements and involvement in school and community activities.
• Adult Enrichment Scholarship Winner – Dawn Millem. Millem is a member of Advantage One and a longtime employee of Beaumont Hospital. She began her tenure as Ward Secretary and is currently a Utilization Review Analyst. When she is not working or at school, Millem enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. Millem is currently enrolled at DeVry University where she is majoring in Health Information Technology and is a Fellow of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
• Rose Zulewski Fellowship Winner (AOCU members only) – Rhye Lince. Lince is a member of Advantage One and a 2022 graduate of Riverview HS. In high school, he was a member of the marching band and track team. Through his parents, Lince is involved with the Teamsters and their charitable projects such as MDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway cleanup event and The Helping Hands event. Lince will attend Michigan Technical University in the fall to study mechanical engineering.
• Winner of the Ronald Stamper – Julia Ross scholarship. Ross is a 2022 graduate of Carlson High School where she participated in football (both in high school and while traveling), literacy team, rotating club, cheer club, counseling student and the National Honor Society. When she wasn’t involved in school-related activities, Julia volunteered to help teach Sunday School classes to children at her church. She will be attending Michigan State University in the fall to study packaging engineering.
“Advantage One would like to extend its congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners, as well as thank those who applied. We would also like to congratulate the class of 2022 on their graduation and wish them well in their future endeavours,” said Chris Corkery, CEO of Advantage One Credit Union.