Meritrust Credit Union, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, has given $75,000 over the next three years to support Powercat Financial at Kansas State University.
The gift will support Powercat Financial peer financial counselors as they hone their skills, helping them provide financial counseling to K-State students both on campus and to Global Campus online students.
“The investment by Meritrust Credit Union ensures that the essential financial education and well-being needs of Kansas State students can continue to be addressed now and into the future,” said Jodi Kaus, director of Powercat Financial. “We have found a financial institution partner in Meritrust who shares our mission of increasing individuals’ financial well-being. Meritrust’s robust passion for providing unbiased financial education is a perfect match for Kansas State. The Powercat Financial peer financial counselors will be recognized as Meritrust Credit Union Scholars, offering them one of the top hands-on service-learning opportunities at Kansas State University. In turn, these Meritrust Credit Union Scholars will provide personalized financial literacy and wellness education to thousands of Manhattan and Global Campus students. They will uniquely support students in their transitions to financial independence by helping them reach financial goals and reduce financial stress with assistance creating personalized college financial plans, managing student loan repayment or analyzing job offers.”
The gift aligns with Meritrust’s focus on helping its members and community move toward financial health and well-being.
“Financial well-being is a vital component in our journey of achieving personal goals and our overall health and success,” says Meritrust President and CEO James Nastars. “Through this partnership, we are building a community of advocates for financial wellness. The Meritrust Credit Union Scholars will gain both knowledge and the confidence to share financial literacy lessons with peers, helping to improve student lives, even beyond college. We are proud to be a partner with Powercat Financial in guiding the financial health of Kansas State students.”
To learn more about Powercat Financial, visit www.k-state.edu/powercatfinancial. To learn more about Meritrust, visit www.meritrustcu.org.
As Kansas State University’s strategic partner for philanthropy, the KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State family. Visit www.ksufoundation.org for more information.