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ALEC Bright Future Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Abbott Laboratories Employees Credit Union (ALEC) has established a scholarship program to assist members of the credit union who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the ALEC Bright Future Scholarship must:

  • Be members* of ALEC between the ages of 17 and 24 at the time of application.
    *If you are not yet a member, please visit https://www.alecu.org/membership-and-benefits/join to register.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

**Employees of ALEC and children of employees of ALEC are ineligible to apply.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to five (5) awards will be granted (1 per recipient). Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. ALEC will select recipients from the group of finalists. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of ALEC. Payments are made in one installment the first week of August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 PM CT on June 3, 2020.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Abbott Laboratories Employees Credit Union (ALEC) has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!