Unison Credit Union Announces 2018 John Aman Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Five local students selected as recipients for their dedication to community service and academic merit

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Unison Credit Union, a full-service financial institution serving Northeast Wisconsin, is excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 John Aman Memorial Scholarship. Unison awarded five $2,000 scholarships to local high school seniors: Benjamin Brochtrup, Carlie Hubbard, Megan Lonigro, Claire Mihalko and Molly Ruffing.


“The John Aman Memorial Scholarship allows Unison Credit Union the opportunity to recognize local students that embody the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people,’” said Mark Hietpas, Unison Credit Union president and CEO. “I am proud to say that the 2018 scholarships have been awarded to five exemplary and inspiring students who are making lasting impacts in our communities.”


2018 John Aman Memorial Scholarship recipients include:


Benjamin Brochtrup, Kaukauna High School

A varsity volleyball and tennis player, Brochtrup is dedicated to athletics and academics, in addition to service projects. Recently in the Kaukauna High School FabLab, he created a prosthetic for a local disabled dog, and also serves as a middle school volleyball coach. He plans to attend the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where he will study aerospace engineering.


Carlie Hubbard, Wrightstown High School

A member of Wrightstown High School student council and teen outreach, Hubbard is a friendly and familiar face in her school and community. She also serves as team captain for Relay for Life and has volunteered with the organization for more than eight years. This fall, Hubbard will attend University of Wisconsin – Madison as she begins pre-medical studies.


Megan Lonigro, Little Chute High School

Lonigro, a senior at Little Chute High School, is involved in a variety of extracurricular activities including student council and softball. She also works to make a difference in children’s lives as part of the Mustang Mentoring program. She will study nursing at Carroll University.


Claire Mihalko, Appleton East High School/Tesla Engineering Charter School

A student at both Appleton East and Tesla Engineering Charter School, Mihalko engages in activities that create a lasting impact. She is currently developing an alternative biofuel for communities in Zambia, Africa, as part of a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam and also volunteers as a summer library program assistant. She plans to pursue a degree in chemical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.


Molly Ruffing, Kaukauna High School

With plans to attend Lawrence University where she will study both English and psychology, Ruffing is an ambitious individual. She is a member of Kaukauna High School’s jazz, marching, pep and polka bands. Outside of academics, she is core team leader at St. Katherine Drexel Parish and teaches religious education classes to seventh and eighth grade students.

The annual scholarship is given in honor of John Aman, Unison Credit Union’s first CEO, who was hired in 1970. Aman was passionately committed to both the credit union industry and his community, and was known for his volunteerism and service efforts.


For more information about the John Aman Memorial Scholarship, visit unisoncu.org or contact Cindi Witt atcwitt@unisoncu.org.