We believe strongly in giving back to the members we serve and improving the communities in which we live and work. Our Scholarships were established to honor our long-standing tradition serving educational institutions and to provide funds for members to use in furthering their education. We will award $2,000 scholarships to three qualified students to be applied towards any portion of comprehensive fees from an accredited college, university or trade school.
Applicant must submit:
- A high school or college transcript for the most recently completed semester.
- A typed 500-word (minimum) essay using 10- or 12-pt font on the following topic: The Credit Union movement is founded on the principle of people helping people. Please write an essay citing an example of how you have been influenced by a person or a group that has helped others.
- A completed scholarship application, click here to download.
- Scholarship applicants must meet the following qualifications for consideration:
- Applicant must be a Member of Freedom Credit Union in good standing.
- Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or equivalent, or an undergraduate college student taking at least nine credit hours per semester at an accredited college or university for the 2015-2016 academic year. Graduate students are not eligible.
- Freedom Credit Union Board and Committee members, employees and their family members are not eligible.
Essays will be judged by a Scholarship Committee to be determined by the Credit Union. The Scholarship Committee will judge each essay based on content, expression, and overall impact. In the event of a tie, GPAs may be used to determine the winners. Scholarship Committee decisions are final.
Materials should be mailed to:
Completed applications and all related documents must be postmarked no later than May 12, 2017.
Winners will be notified by June 14, 2017
We will distribute the scholarship funds directly to the schools on the recipients' behalf upon receipt of enrollment verification. Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for three subsequent years. Applications must be completed each year.