Virgil C. Scott, Honorary Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service
This scholarship is in honor of Virgil C. Scott, “Scotty,” an influential member of the local community and credit union. As a high school teacher and coach for 37 years, Scotty motivated his students not only to succeed academically, but also to apply what they learned inside the classroom to opportunities within the community. He personally volunteered his time as a member of the Board of Directors at Hidden River Credit Union when it was known as Schuylkill County School Employees Credit Union. Scotty recognized the importance of local support and making a difference for others. He was a credit union advocate for well over 30 years, last serving as the credit union’s Treasurer.
For those that knew him, “Scotty” demonstrated the values of volunteer service wherever he could. His passion was to assist others and the community he lived in. His impact was made on people from all walks of life. His focus was not only on the credit union, but his service was spread out to his country, church and community as well. Whether it be helping a student, athlete, or just someone who needed support, the impression he made was noteworthy.
The credit union philosophy of “people helping people” could really be seen in Scotty. This is proven by his long career of volunteerism and service. Because of his willingness to help others, the credit union’s Board of Directors, authorized a scholarship in his memory.