Meriwest Credit Union, San Jose, Calif., announced the winners of the 2008 high school essay competition. The yearly competition is intended to encourage high school students in grades 9-12 who are preparing to carry on their educational aspirations to the next level.
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, Clinton Township, Mich., recently awarded 76 mini-grants worth more than $18,000 to assist educators in Macomb and Oakland Counties with classroom projects. These beneficiaries have established a passionate commitment to educating the youth.
100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation, Salt Lake City, recently awarded an educational grant to Eisenhower Junior High School to aid with classroom learning. During the presentation, $1,000 of the $2,627 grant was presented by Deseret First Credit Union.
Consumers Credit Union, Kalamazoo, Mich., announced that this spring the credit union will award five student scholarships. The scholarships will allow recipients to use the awards towards college tuition and other related expenses.
Members Advantage Credit Union, Michigan City, Mich., recently announced it is offering a $1,000 Leona Bruno scholarship to high school seniors who are members of the credit union. The scholarship is issued on the basis of academic achievement, personal integrity and active participation in and service to the candidate's school and community.
University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union, Lexington, Ky., once again donated $15,000 in scholarship money. Three separate institutions of higher learning located in the state of Kentucky were each awarded of $5,000 to be made available to students who qualify.
Universal 1 Credit Union, Dayton, Ohio, announced it will award two scholarships to high school seniors. Students must be credit union members at the time their application is submitted to be considered for the award. The scholarship money is to be used to further educational aspirations.
Bronco Federal Credit Union, Franklin, Va., will again recognize the achievements of its student members through the credit union's scholarship program. High school seniors who are members of the credit union will be eligible to apply for the award.
Local Government Federal Credit Union, Raleigh, N.C., congratulated 20 winners of its UNC School of Government and Essentials of County Government scholarship awards. The SOG scholarships can be applied toward conferences, classes and seminars offered by the SOG at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union, Westbury, N.Y., announced the four winners of its $1,000 fall 2008 NEFCU student-teaching scholarships. To qualify, applicants had to be enrolled in an institution of higher learning in Nassau County and take part in the student-teaching program component of their degree plan.
Elevations Credit Union, Boulder, Colo., is offering high school seniors in Colorado the M.R. Hellie Memorial scholarship award. The awards range from $500 up to $2,000 from the credit union. Eligible candidates must be Elevations Credit Union members who are Colorado high school seniors with acceptance to an institution of higher learning.
Educational Community Credit Union, Kalamazoo, Mich., announced the credit union's 2009 scholarship program offering 21 scholarships. ECCU scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activates, community involvement and a written essay. Students applying for the award must be ECCU members.