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Harry B. Crewson Foundation

About the Crewson Foundation

The Harry B. Crewson Foundation, Inc. was established by the Ohio University Credit Union and its board of directors to honor the credit union's founder, Dr. Harry Crewson. The Harry B. Crewson Foundation, is a nonprofit foundation charged with a mission of offering scholarships to incoming Ohio University students. In addition to academic achievements, emphasis is placed on contributions to community service, fine and performing arts, athletics, forensics and other special talent areas.

The first Harry B. Crewson Scholarship was awarded in 1976.

Matching donation program

At the 2015 Annual Meeting, Ohio University Credit Union Financial Service Vice President Cory Corrigan announced that our Investment & Tax department will make a $60,000 donation to the Foundation. The donation will be used to match any contributions to the Crewson Foundation up to $10,000 per year each for the next six years.

How scholarships are awarded

The Crewson Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who are members or the children of members who will be attending Ohio University. Currently, we award three $3,000 scholarships.

A committee composed of volunteer members meets and reviews each application carefully before choosing the winners.

Recipients for 2017:

Raylin Fetherolf -- Athens High School
Lacy Burke -- Alexander High School
Katelyn Johnson -- Athens High School

How to make a donation

Donations can be made at the teller line or if you prefer, you can mail us your donation.

Mail to:

Ohio University Credit Union
ATTN: Jodi MacNeal
P.O. Box 476
Athens, OH 45701

Checks can be made payable to: Harry B. Crewson Foundation, Inc.
Special donation envelopes will also be available in our lobbies.

We will then mail you a letter for tax receipt purposes and to say thank you!

If you prefer to make donations on a regular, periodic basis from a certain account, let us know and we can set that up.

Making gifts through estate planning

You can also support the Crewson Foundation through your estate planning. There are many types of planned giving strategies - your attorney or financial advisor can advise you of the various types to meet your needs. The Harry B. Crewson Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.

Our corporate attorney, Garry Hunter, or Vice President Cory Corrigan may be able to answer your questions.

Cory Corrigan - (740) 597-2859
Garry Hunter - (740) 592-5580

Students interested in applying

Scholarship applications are due by March 1 of each year.