Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Credit Union College Scholarships: Apply Now

Spring is the season for applying for scholarships and deadlines are rapidly approaching. Here is some info on two credit union scholarships that any credit union member who is a student should consider.

But first a word about taxes. The FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) requires tax/income information. So, parents, you should not slack off and wait until the eve of April 15th to do your taxes. Many scholarship applications require a copy of the FAFSA. College financial aid office deadlines for FAFSA applications may be much later, but many scholarships deadlines are in March.

And students, Yes, applying for scholarships is not fun, but it may be the most anyone will ever pay you to write an essay. It won't hurt.

So here are two credit union scholarships for you:

Coors Credit Union Scholarship

Our scholarship program (available to high school seniors and undergraduate students) awards two (2) $1,000 scholarships to student members of the credit union who demonstrate a caring spirit and appreciation for others

Download and Complete the Coors® Credit Union Application

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicant must be:
• A member in good standing with Coors Credit Union.
• A graduating senior or current college student
• Accepted as an incoming freshman or already attending a college, university, trade or craft school.

Deadline To Apply

Application and supporting documents must be received together by March 31, 2010.

Notice of Awards

Winners will be notified by May 14, 2010.

Braymen-Beach Scholarship

Offered by Board of Directors of the Credit Union Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming. One $5,000 scholarship award will be given to a student seeking a business degree from a four-year accredited institution, who is a member of a credit union affiliated with the Credit Union Association of Colorado. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 31, 2010.

To download the brochure and application go to: www.colocu.com/brayman-beach


* Must be a U.S. citizen, at least 16 years of age

* Member of a Colorado credit union affiliated with the Credit Union Association of Colorado

* Interest in pursuing a business degree

* Beginning freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year accredited institution conferring bachelor degrees located in the US

* Scholarship funds must be used by January 31 of the year following award, or the funds will be forfeited

* Submit a complete application with required documents

Application must be post-marked, emailed or faxed by MARCH 31, 2010

Selection Criteria

· * Grades

· * Academic Goals

· * Professional Goals

· * Financial Need

· * Community Service

· * Extracurricular activities

Selection of the recipient is the sole discretion of the Board of Directors of the Credit Union Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming


· * Will be notified in writing within 60 days of application deadline

· * Funds will be transmitted directly to the institution for credit to the
student's tuition, room, board and fee account.

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