MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union 2019 College Scholarship Program
MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union is offering seven (7) $1,000 College Scholarships. Five (5) will be awarded to high school seniors who will be graduating in spring 2019; two (2) will be awarded to post-high school, continuing education students and current college students. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, room and board, books and other educational expenses during the 2019/2020 academic year. Entries must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
1. Applicant must be a member of MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union (have an account in their own name) and the membership must have been opened at least 90 days prior to the application deadline.
2. Applicant must be entering or attending a vocational, technical, community college or 4-year college in the fall of 2019.
3. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
4. Past scholarship recipients are not eligible.
5. Applicant is required to write an essay of no less than 300 words and no more than 500 words on the following topic:

"Student loan debt in the United States has ballooned to over $1.4 trillion dollars and is continuing to grow at an alarming rate. What steps are you taking to reduce your reliance on student loans to pay for your college education? And what advice would you give students who will be entering college in the next 3-5 years to help them reduce their student loan debt?"

Before completing the form below, please read the instructions carefully. Also note that your application cannot be saved and resumed later. All information given on this application will be kept confidential. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by an independent committee and announced by April 27, 2019. Scholarship winners will be required to submit a photo to be used for various print and electronic media.

Which type of scholarship are you applying for? *
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Enter the last 2 digits of your MEMBERS1st member number: *
You must have your own membership with MEMBERS1st Credit Union & your membership must have been opened at least 90 days prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for a scholarship.
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Parent/Guardian name(s) *
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Applicant's last name *
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Applicant's first name *
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Middle initial
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Street address 1 *
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Street address 2
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City, State, Zip *
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Phone number *
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Email address *
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Date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY) *
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Name & address of the school you will be attending in the fall of 2019. *
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Degree you plan to pursue: *
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Briefly state your future career plans: *
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VOLUNTEER/CIVIC EXPERIENCES:
Describe your volunteer/civic experiences: *
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ACTIVITIES:
List major activities and your level of participation in each (offices held, committee assignments, awards, contests, extracurricular activities, employment, etc.):
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ACADEMIC INFORMATION:
You may be asked to verify the following information should you be selected for one of our scholarships:
What is your cumulative grade point average? *
Base grade point average on A=4.0. If scale is other than 4.0, please convert to a 4.0 scale. Scholarship recipients may be required to verify this information prior to receiving scholarship funds.
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What is your high school or college graduation date (or anticipated date)? *
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STUDENT STATEMENT/ESSAY:
"Student loan debt in the United States has ballooned to over $1.4 trillion dollars and is continuing to grow at an alarming rate. What steps are you taking to reduce your reliance on student loans to pay for your college education? And what advice would you give students who will be entering college in the next 3-5 years to help them reduce their student loan debt?" *
Scholarship applicants must submit an original essay in response to the questions above. Essays must be between 300 (minimum) and 500 (maximum) words. Note: Your application cannot be saved and resumed later. It is important to type your essay in another program first, proofread and then paste in to the text box below.
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How did you hear about MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union's scholarship program? *
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CERTIFICATION:
By signing with my full name below and then submitting this application, I hereby state that this essay is my original work and all personal information is true. I understand that the essay becomes the property of MEMBERS1st Credit Union for whatever use they deem appropriate. I agree to cooperate in promotional activities related to the scholarship competition, and should I be selected a winner, give them permission to use my name and photo in promotional activities. If any part of the above information is found to be false or plagiarized, I agree that I forfeit my application.

This application must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 31, 2019 in order to be considered for the scholarship. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by phone or mail by April 27, 2019.

Once you click "Submit," you will receive a confirmation notification on your screen (you may need to scroll to the top). If you do not receive a confirmation notification on your screen, please ensure that you have completed all required fields.

Please call the credit union at (800) 245-6199 or email Info@members1st.com with any questions or concerns, but please do not contact us to check on the receipt of your entry or status of scholarship essay judging.

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