MARLBOROUGH, Mass. - Hollie Clifton of Corbin was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall.

Since 1996, Digital Federal Credit Union, better known as DCU, has provided a scholarship program designed to assist students in pursuit of a higher education with over $900,000 in scholarships being awarded.

This year, DCU for Kids, the credit union's charitable foundation, distributed 90 scholarships totaling $165,000 to graduating high school seniors judged most likely to excel at a college or university. Funds were distributed through DCU for Kids, the credit union's charitable foundation.

Recipients were chosen by an impartial panel of college educators who based their decisions on scholastic achievement, community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, recommendation letters, as well as an essay submitted by the student.

About DCU:

DCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative serving over 800,000 members across all 50 states and by offering a full range of financial services to consumers and businesses.

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About DCU for Kids:

In 2005, recognizing the importance of supporting organizations that make a difference in the communities they are a part of, DCU incorporated DCU for Kids, a non-profit 501(c) 3 charitable foundation that strives to improve the quality of life for children in need. To date, DCU for Kids has made charitable donations that total over $8,000,000.

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