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Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 13, 2020 3:00 pm CT

Community 1st Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist active members who are current high school seniors or non-traditional students 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, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Program must be:

 

  • Current, active members of Community 1st Credit Union
  • High school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year
    OR

    Non-traditional* student enrolling for the first time or returning to complete an interrupted degree as a part-time or full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Children of employees are eligible to apply and must meet the above eligibility requirements.

*Non-traditional students are defined as students who do not attend college immediately after high school graduation.

Award Amounts

One (1) $4,000 will be given to the most qualified applicant who is the child of a Community 1st Credit Union employee. Four(4) $1,000 awards will be given to non-traditional students enrolling for the first time or returning to complete an interrupted degree. The remaining seventeen(17) awards of $2,000 each will be given to the most qualified applicants, one recipient per location.

Awards are one-time only.

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.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Community 1st Credit Union play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Community 1st Credit Union. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online 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.

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

Community 1st Credit Union has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!