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The application program will be live on or after March 1, 2023. Please return then and navigate to the Scholarship America Hub to register your account and begin your application process!

Embold Scholarship Program
Live application window: March 1, 2023 through April 10, 2023 3:00 pm CT

Embold Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist members or children of members who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The 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. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Embold Scholarship Program must:

    • Be an Embold Credit Union member or children* of an Embold Credit Union member who have a minimum of 1 year membership as of the application deadline date
      *children (if not already a member – must open a membership with Embold if chosen as a recipient within 90 days of the application deadline date)
    • Be a high school senior, high school graduate or current college undergraduate
    • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four- year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year*

*Certification programs must be through an accredited institution and must run on a standard academic semester calendar. Certification programs must be a minimum of one semester/term in length and recipients must be enrolled at the time awards are disbursed in August.

Adult learners are encouraged to apply.

Embold Credit Union employees are ineligible.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award. Up to 10 awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Embold Credit Union. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Embold Credit Union play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


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.

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 April 13, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Embold Credit Union has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!