Community 1st Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist active members who are current high school seniors or current undergraduates 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 scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Program must be:
Children of C1st employees are eligible to apply and must meet the above eligibility requirements.
The authorized distribution for new awards is $50,000. One (1) $4,000 award will be given to the top application who is the child of a C1st employee. Two (2) $2,000 Rex Stewart Memorial Scholarship awards will be given to students majoring in Agriculture or Ag-related majors. The remaining 21 awards will be $2,000 each, for Community 1st Credit Union members. One (1) recipient will be selected per C1st Branch location.
Awards are one-time only.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
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.
Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
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):
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 19, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.