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Transportation Federal Credit Union Announces 2024 Miriam Lieb Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Alexandria, VA (May 22, 204) – Transportation Federal Credit Union (Transportation FCU) has selected Elyse Chess, Evan Chess, Laniyah Duncan, Brooke Jackson, and Mateo Traini as the 2024 Miriam Lieb Memorial Scholarship winners.

Throughout her 34-year career as President/CEO of Transportation FCU, Miriam Lieb dedicated herself to furthering the credit union movement. She was also a mentor, helping encourage and cultivate the talents of many other credit union leaders earlier in their careers. The Miriam Lieb Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to Transportation FCU members who are passionate about making a difference. This year they awarded (5) $1,000 scholarships to this year’s 2024 recipients. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, community involvement, and a 600-800 word essay outlining how the applicant would benefit from the scholarship.

Recipient, Elyse Chess, is an engineering major at the University of Pittsburgh and is heavily involved in STEM extracurricular activities at her school. Recipient Evan Chess is an engineering major at the University of Pittsburgh and is heavily involved in his community. Recipient Laniyah Duncan is a history major at St. Mary’s College who dreams of creating a platform in her community for youth to learn more about history. Recipient Brooke Jackson, is a future student at Fayetteville State University with a passion for nursing. Recipient Mateo Traini is a future college student who took a gap year after high school and will utilize the scholarship to pursue his love for music.

“Each year we award the youth of tomorrow with scholarships that honor Miriam Lieb in a special way,” said MJ Neusaenger, President and CEO of Transportation FCU. “As a credit union, we are dedicated to impacting the lives of those in our community and love to reward young people who are making a difference in their communities as well.”

Transportation Federal Credit Union was founded in 1939 to provide financial services to the transportation community. The organization has grown to serve over 14,000 members throughout the county. With over $280 million in assets, the organization welcomes active, retired, military personnel or contractors of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Maritime Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Railroad Association, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as 100+ employer groups to open an account. For more information about the organization or to become a member, visit www.TransFCU.org or call 202.366.9400.


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