Metco 2019 College Scholarship Application
Metco Credit Union is offering three (3) $500 College Scholarships. Two (2) will be awarded to High School seniors who will be graduating in spring 2019; one (1) 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. Entries must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 31, 2019.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
1. Applicant must be a member of Metco Credit Union (have an account in their own name) and the account 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 University 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 300-500 words on the following topic:

"Most young people are vastly under-educated when it comes to financial literacy, but credit unions struggle to find interesting and compelling ways to provide that education. If we hired you to create a financial literacy campaign, what would you include and how would you distribute the information to people your age?"

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 20, 2019. Scholarship winners must agree to have their acceptance photo taken, or submit a photo to be used for various print and electronic media.

Which type of scholarship are you applying for? *
Enter the last 2 digits of your Metco member number: *
You must have your own membership with Metco Credit Union in order to be considered for a scholarship and the account must have been opened at least 90 days prior to the application deadline.
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Parent/Guardian name(s) *
Your parents/guardians names if you are under the age of 18. If you are 18 or older, type "N/A."
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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 *
Please format as (XXX) XXX-XXXX
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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 will 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.
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What is your high school or college graduation date (or anticipated date)? *
Enter as MM/YYYY
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STUDENT STATEMENT/ESSAY:
"Most young people are vastly under-educated when it comes to financial literacy, but credit unions struggle to find interesting and compelling ways to provide that education. If we hired you to create a financial literacy campaign, what would you include and how would you distribute the information to people your age?" *
Scholarship applicants must submit an original essay in response to the question above. Essays must be between 300 (minimum) and 500 (maximum) words. Note: Your application can not 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 Metco'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 Metco 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 March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. in order to be considered for the scholarship. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by phone or mail.

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 (319) 398-5007 or email ContactUs@MetcoCU.org with any questions or concerns, but please do not contact us to check on the receipt of or status of scholarship essay judging.

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