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Horizon Credit Union Carries on Legacy Honoring Fred Searle at Montana Tech


November 18, 2016

A scholarship fund has been established by Horizon Credit Union in memory and honor of Fred Searle. Horizon Credit Union recently merged with EDTECH Federal Credit Union and has established the scholarship fund to recognize the legacy of Fred’s instrumental work in growing EDTECH Federal Credit Union. EDTECH Federal Credit Union, formerly known as the Silver Bow County School Employees Federal Credit Union, was Fred’s passion for many years dating back to 1960. Initially the credit union resided in Fred’s bedroom.  Over 40 years he provided the leadership and vision driving the organization to grow in membership and services.  Fred was all about people and community … “People Helping People.”  He was always willing to share his expertise and passion.  Horizon would like Fred’s legacy to live on through the endowment.

Fred’s family said that he would be thrilled to know that a scholarship has been established in his name at Montana Tech to support students pursuing an education in the business discipline. 

The Fred G. Searle, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship is set-up to forever benefit an incoming freshman entering the Business & Information Technology bachelor’s program at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. The initial gift of $30,000 was given by Horizon Credit Union to establish the endowment, and the Searle family would love to see it enhanced over time to provide multiple scholarships.

If you would like to make a gift, in honor or memory of someone, to the Fred G. Searle, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship please send a check with “Fred Searle” in the memo line to the Montana Tech Foundation at 1300 W. Park St., Butte, MT 59701. You may also make a donation on-line at https://foundation.mtech.edu/give/ and reference “Fred Searle” in the “Designation: Other” section of the on-line giving form. For any questions, please call Luke Meyer, Director of Development-Montana Tech Foundation, at 406-496-4144.