For more than 30 years the Community Financial Scholarship Fund has proudly supported community-minded students. Annual scholarships are granted to outstanding credit union members who demonstrate high honors in school while contributing to their community. The Fund administers scholarships in memory of Ron Carlson, Margaret Dunning, and George Lawton, all of whom epitomized the credit union's "People Helping People" philosophy.
Margaret Dunning Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Margaret Dunning Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Plymouth Community icon, Margaret Dunning, for her 23 years of volunteer service as a member of Community Financial's Board of Directors. Ms. Dunning's years of enthusiastic volunteerism and altruistic contributions to the Plymouth Community make her a model for today's youth. Community Financial is pleased to offer scholarships in her name. Dunning Scholarships are awarded to needy students who demonstrate good character, a commitment to their community and a commendable academic record.Community Financial employees and their family members are not eligible for these scholarships.
George Lawton Memorial Scholarship Fund
The George Lawton Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of the credit union's General Manager of 29 years, George Lawton. Mr. Lawton is best remembered for his kind heart and unrelenting drive to help others.Community Financial employees and their family members are not eligible for these scholarships.
Ron Carlson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Ron Carlson Scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Carlson’s commitment to the students and communities Community Financial serves. Ron Carlson served on the Community Financial Board for 28 years. Carlson’s first term started in 1983, and in the years of his service, he helped the credit union grow and focus on the families in our communities.
Under Carlson’s leadership, Community Financial passionately supported, and helped to inspire, the development of financial literacy partnerships with local schools. With years of experience as a math teacher in the Plymouth-Canton school district, Carlson advocated the importance of helping young members develop lifelong money management skills.Community Financial employees and their family members are not eligible for these scholarships.
Al Berrie Honorary Award
One scholarship is awarded to recognize entrepreneurship in honor of Al Berrie. Mr. Berrie joined the Community Financial Board in 1987. He spent more than 30 years focused on the communities served by Community Financial. During his tenure on the Board, Mr. Berrie championed growth into new communities and determined ways to help them thrive, believing entrepreneurship is a key pillar of a successful community.Community Financial employees and their family members are not eligible for these scholarships. Go to main navigation