2019 College Scholarship Application
The Des Moines Police Burial Association and Serve Credit Union are proud to once again partner to offer college scholarships to members and children of members.

There will be a total of five (5) $1,000 scholarships available. One of those will be awarded in memory of Des Moines Police Officer Larry Judkins, who after twenty-eight years of service lost a battle with Hodgkin's disease.

Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, room and board, books and other educational expenses. Entries must be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
1. Applicant must be a member or child of a member of Serve Credit Union, or a child of a member of the Des Moines Police Burial Association, Inc.
2. Serve Credit Union staff and their family members are not eligible.
3. To qualify for the Larry Judkins Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must be the child of a Des Moines Police Officer.
4. Applicant must be entering college or currently enrolled full time (12 credit hours) in an undergraduate program or enrolled in a vocational or technical institution.
5. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (in high school or college).
6. Past recipients are not eligible for renewal scholarship awards.
7. Applicant is required to write an essay of approximately 300-500 words on the following topic:

"Since the creation of the Iowa Credit Union Act in the 1920s, credit unions’ tax status has been based on the fact they are not-for-profit, financial cooperatives. In 2018, legislation was proposed but not passed that would have raised taxes on Iowa credit unions. Share in your own words how raising taxes on Iowa credit unions would impact you and your family?"

Before completing the form below, please read the instructions carefully. All information given on this application will be kept confidential. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by an independent committee and announced at the DMPD Cops Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, May 24th.

PERSONAL DATA/EDUCATIONAL PLANS:
If you are a member of Serve CU, enter the last 2 digits of your Member Number:
Applicant must be a member or child of a member of Serve Credit Union, or a child of a member of the Des Moines Police Burial Association, Inc. Serve Credit Union staff and their family members are not eligible.
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Last Name *
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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 *
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State *
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Zip *
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Email Address *
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Phone Number *
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What type of phone number is this? *
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Date Of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) *
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Please help us identify your eligibility for this scholarship. *
Be sure to check ALL that apply.
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Name(s) of Parent(s) or Guardian(s) *
List "NA" if you are over the age of 18 AND your eligibility for these scholarships in no way pertains to your parents or their professions.
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Parent/Guardian address: *
Write "N/A" if you are over the age of 18 AND you are a member of Serve CU.
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Father’s Employer: *
You can also write "Home" or "Retired" if they are not currently working, or write "NA."
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Mother’s Employer: *
You can also write "Home" or "Retired" if they are not currently working, or write "NA."
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Name and address of school you plan to attend: *
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Date you plan to enroll: (MM/YYYY) *
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Degree you plan to pursue: *
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Highest grade level completed: *
High School name and address: *
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Briefly state your future career plans: *
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VOLUNTEER/CIVIC EXPERIENCES:
Describe your volunteer/civic experiences: *
You may wish to enter this information in to a separate document, check for spelling & grammar errors, and then paste into the field below.
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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.): *
You may wish to enter this information in to a separate document, check for spelling & grammar errors, and then paste into the field below.
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ACADEMIC INFORMATION:
Please provide the name, email address and phone number of a High School or College Counselor who can verify the following information, should you be selected for one of our scholarships:
Name of High School or College Counselor who can verify the following information: *
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Email Address of Counselor: *
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Phone Number of Counselor: *
Be sure to include the area code.
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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.
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What Is Your High School graduation date (or anticipated date)? *
Enter as MM/YYYY
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STUDENT STATEMENT/ESSAY:
STUDENT STATEMENT/ESSAY: Explain in 300 – 500 words: "Since the creation of the Iowa Credit Union Act in the 1920s, credit unions’ tax status has been based on the fact they are not-for-profit, financial cooperatives. In 2018, legislation was proposed but not passed that would have raised taxes on Iowa credit unions. Share in your own words how raising taxes on Iowa credit unions would impact you and your family?" *
You may wish to enter this information in to a separate document, check for spelling & grammar errors, and then paste into the field below.
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CERTIFICATION:
By signing with your 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 Serve Credit Union and the Des Moines Police Burial Association, Inc. 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 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in order to be considered for the scholarship. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by phone or mail, and will also be announced at the Cop's Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, May 24, 2019.

Once you click "Submit," you will receive a confirmation message on your screen (you may need to scroll to the top). If you do not receive a confirmation message, please ensure that you have completed all required fields. Please call the credit union at (515) 243-2677 or email hayleyv@servecu.org with any questions or concerns, but please do not contact us to inquire about the status of entry judging.

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