The CU Foundation Announces $12,000 Credit Union Scholarship Program for 2017

Could you use help with college or trade school tuition? Since you’re a member ofSecurityplus, you’re eligible for one of 12 $1,000 scholarships!

The $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program is underway now! Eligible credit union members may apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships, one $1,000 video-based scholarship, and/or one $1,000 photo-based scholarship.  And yes, eligible members may apply in all three categories!

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. Awards will be announced in May 2017. 

This year’s essay topic is:

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.

This year’s video topic is:

Create a 60-second advertisement targeted specifically at a younger viewer (under the age of 30) that highlights the benefits of credit union membership.

This year’s photo theme is the credit union core value, "Respectful".

Judges will be looking for a photo submission that is good enough to be used for lobby posters. So put some thought into your photo.  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 assigned theme.

Applications are accepted online at:      

Securityplus, the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC, and its generous supporters make this scholarship program possible.