Members Credit Union’s Scholarship Program was established in 1996 to help members continue their education. A college education is one of the most important investments a person can make, and Members Credit Union is dedicated to helping its members with that investment.
To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, the applicant must be (1) a member of Members Credit Union and (2) be enrolled or plan to enroll in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year as a full-time student in an accredited college or university.
The Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate applicants based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated academic ability. Transcripts, including GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.00 is required). First-year students should include high school records with continuing students including high school records and college records as needed.
- Demonstrated writing ability. The applicant must submit an essay on the topic: A founding principle of all credit unions is to provide financial education so that members can successfully set and reach their financial goals. What financial goals do you have, and how can your credit union help you make wise financial choices and reach your goals?
- School Activities. The applicant should list all activities with continuing students including high school and college actives as needed. Explain which activity is most important and why.
- Community activities. The applicant should list community activities and explain which is the most important and why.
There is a supplemental section dealing with financial assistance. Applicants interested in consideration for a scholarship based on financial need, in addition to scholastics, should provide the requested information.
The application should be completed in its entirety online, or a paper application should be completed and returned to Members Credit Union no later than February 1, 2021.
Scholarship Application for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year