Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Applications are OPEN!

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Community 1st Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist active members who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. 

Applications for our 2023 C1st Scholarships are open and will be accepted through February 15, 2023, at 3:00 PM CST. This year, Community 1st Credit Union will be giving away a total of $50,000 in Scholarship Awards!  If you are a C1st member that is a senior in high school or a non-traditional student returning to college – don’t miss out!

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. 

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Applicants must be:

Current, active members of Community 1st Credit Union

High school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year

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OR

Non-traditional* student enrolling for the first time or returning to complete an interrupted degree as a part-time or full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year

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Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Children of employees are eligible to apply and must meet the above eligibility requirements.

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*Non-traditional students are defined as students who do not attend college immediately after high school graduation.

Awards

One (1) $4,000 will be given to the most qualified applicant who is the child of a Community 1st Credit Union employee. Four (4) $1,000 awards will be given to non-traditional students enrolling for the first time or returning to complete an interrupted degree. The remaining twenty-one (21) awards of $2,000 each will be given to the most qualified applicants, one recipient per location.

Awards are one-time only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

Academic record

Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities

Work experience

A statement of career and educational goals and objectives

Unusual personal or family circumstances

An online recommendation

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Community 1st Credit Union play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Community 1st Credit Union. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

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