2018 Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in the Federated Employees Credit Union (FECU) Scholarship Program.  This year we are offering two $500 scholarships to Federated Employees Credit Union members. 
Please read the following guidelines carefully before start the application form and essay.  Applications not following the guidelines will not be considered. 
Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM Wednesday February 28th, 2018.  Applications submitted after this time will not be considered. 
Fill out all portions of the application and complete the essay portion:
"What influence has social media had on your finances and how will it impact future financial decisions?"
**For judging purposes, please do not include your name within your essay portion.  Essays that include your name will be disqualified.**
You are encouraged to interview staff members and volunteers at your credit union to gather whatever information you feel is necessary to include in your essay, however this is not required.  You are also allowed to use any other research materials.  Using this as a guideline, feel free to write your essay in whatever form you see fit.  Spelling and grammar will be considered.  Creativity is strongly encouraged.  Essays will count for 75 percent of the evaluation. 

To be eligible, you must be a student pursing post-high school education in the 2018/2019 school year (fall and spring semester).  You must be a member of Federated Employees Credit Union in good standing (as determined by FECU).  The school you are planning to attend can be public or private university, college, graduate, or law school, or 2 or 4 year community or technical college.  All schools must be accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. 
The scholarship recipients will be announced in April of 2018 and award winners will receive their scholarship money after completing the first semester of the 2018/2019 school year.  Recipients must submit to FECU a transcript from the fall of 2018 and proof of registration for the spring of 2019.  Upon receiving this information, scholarship money will then be provided directly to the recipient in the form of a check payable to both the student and the school.  Scholarship recipients who attend school for ONLY the fall semester will not receive the scholarship money. 
Financial need is not considered in the selection of the scholarship recipients.  Immediate family and household members of the Board and Staff of FECU are not eligible to enter. 
A selection committee made up of the FECU board members and management will select the scholarship recipients.  The decision of the selection committee is final and not subject to review. 
Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time, Wednesday February 28th, 2018. 

* 1. What is your name? (First, Middle Initial, Last)

* 2. What is your contact information?

* 3. Are you a Federated Employees Credit Union member*?
*only members of FECU are eligible for this scholarship

* 4. Briefly list noteworthy activities, achievements, and honors.

* 5. Briefly list school or community memberships.  Include names of organizations and their activities.

* 6. Briefly list volunteer and/or community work.

* 7. What school will you be attending in the 2018/2019 school year? (If you are undecided, list schools you are considering)

* 8. What is or will be your major course of study? (If you are undecided, list majors you are considering)

* 9. Essay Question: What influence has social media had on your finances and how will that impact future financial decisions? (Please keep this under 500 words)