Miriam Lieb Scholarship Program Recipients

Transportation FCU is dedicated to helping our young members finance their dreams of a college education. At this year’s annual meeting, we awarded a total of $5,000 on behalf of the Miriam Lieb Scholarship program. “These young credit union members stand out not only for their academic achievements and leadership skills, but especially for making a difference in the lives of others,” said Jeff Arvai, CEO.

2017 Miriam Lieb Scholarship Award Recipient

Eleanor receives a check for $2,500 from Jeff Arvai, CEO.

Congratulations to Eleanor Ridgeway of Washington Lee High School and Samuel Jones of T.C. Williams High School. Eleanor started a chapter of Operation Smile at her school and helped raise awareness and funds to support a repair surgery for a child in a developing country. Eleanor also serves on the Teen Network Board in Arlington County where her team developed the Care for a Change initiative. This campaign aimed to advance the importance and awareness of empathy among the youth in the community. Eleanor will be a freshman at Georgia Institute of Technology where she plans to study biomedical engineering.

Samuel has been a member of the Boy Scouts since the first grade, so service has always been an important part of his life. Samuel created a nature trail for a church and the community which involved 85 hours of planning, hauling, digging, landscaping, and managing and directing his team of volunteers. A muddy patch of ground was transformed into a nicely mulched trail for the community to enjoy and use for years to come. Samuel will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall to pursue a degree in business administration.

Thank you to all our applicants for carrying on the credit union philosophy of people helping people.

2017 Miriam Lieb Scholarship Award Recipient

Sam receives a check for $2,500 from Jeff Arvai, CEO.