NuVision Federal Credit Union Awards $20,000 in Prizes to Local Students and Schools for the Think.Tank.Challenge.

Winner from Schurr High School in Montebello Receives $5,000

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NuVision Federal Credit Union today announced the winners of the first
annual Think.Tank.Challenge., an educational essay contest with
$20,000 in prize money awarded to local high school students and
participating schools.

NuVision Federal Credit Union presented a giant check for $5,000 to
Stefan, a student at Schurr High School in Montebello, who was the 1st
Place winner of the Think.Tank.Challenge. Stefan’s high school
also received a check for $3,600 in prize money as part of the contest.

NuVision’s Think.Tank.Challenge. took place among four local high
schools, including Carson High School, Lakewood High School, Long Beach
Polytechnic High School, and Schurr High School. The contest challenged
students to “explain what young adults can do to become better savers,”
and to answer the question: “What will you do in the next five years to
secure the future of your retirement?”

“NuVision was so impressed with the incredible enthusiasm and dedication
of the hundreds of high school students who participated in the Think.Tank.Challenge.,”
said Roger Ballard, Chief Executive Officer at NuVision Federal Credit
Union. “This year, we really challenged students to learn and think
about important financial topics, but in the context of a fun,
educational contest.”

Including this year’s Think.Tank.Challenge., NuVision has awarded
over $50,000 in educational grants and scholarships to local students
and schools since 2010.

The Think.Tank.Challenge. awarded a total of $20,000 in student
scholarships and school prizes. Among all participating high schools,
the 1st Place winner received a $5,000 scholarship, five Runner-Up
winners received $1,000 each, and 10 Honorable Mention winners received
$250 each, for a total of $12,500 in student scholarships. In addition,
school prizes totaling $7,500 were awarded, including $2,500 to the
school of the 1st Place winner, $600 to each of the schools of the five
Runner-Up winners, and $500 to each of the high schools that
participated in the contest.

For complete contest details and a full list of the winners, visit

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About NuVision Federal Credit Union

NuVision Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution
with 13 branches located in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and Arizona
and assets of over $1.3 billion. Headquartered in Huntington Beach,
Calif., NuVision was founded in 1935 to serve employees of Douglas
Aircraft Company. It continues to serve aerospace employees from Boeing,
employees of Sempra Energy/The Gas Company, and employees of Tesoro with
a total of more than 83,000 members primarily in Los Angeles and Orange
Counties. For more information, visit


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