CU Foundation Scholarship
AFFCU College Scholarship Entry Details
Are you headed off to college or trade school in 2017? AFFCU is looking to help make your college expenses a little lighter. Together with the Credit Union Foundation of Maryland, AFFCU is presenting a $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program. Now underway now, the scholarship program offers college-bound members the opportunity to apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships; one $1,000 video-based scholarship; and one $1,000 photo-based scholarship. And, yes, you may apply in all three categories!
AFFCU will also award two separate $500 scholarships to members who apply but are not selected as winners of the Credit Union Foundation's Scholarship Program.
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. Awards will be made in May 2017.
Applications are accepted online at: cufound.org/consumer-resources/college-scholarship/
Three Ways To Enter:
Essay: As a credit union member, explain why someone should choose a credit union as their primary financial institution over alternative service providers, such as for-profit banks.
Video: Create a 60-second advertisement targeted specifically at a younger viewer (under the age of 30) that highlights the benefits of credit union membership.
Photo: Applicants should capture and submit a photograph that represents the credit union core value, "Respectful." Judges will be looking for a photo submission that is good enough to be used for lobby posters. It will take as much effort as those who submit essays and videos. Your photo doesn't have to be directly related to the financial services industry, but it does need to capture the year's theme.