If you are a high school senior, currently in college or continuing your education – this is your chance to snag one of six 2012 Family Involvement Board scholarships! These scholarships are made possible by the good people at Iowa Crdit Unions through the Iowa Credit Union Foundation. Here is one important piece of info upfront: Applications are due on Friday, February 3rd, so there’s little room for procrastination (What? Who does that?!?).
There are two different scholarship programs are available:
1. High School Scholarship – Scholarships for high school seniors planning to enter college. The high school scholarships include a first-place prize of $1,500; second place of $1,000; third place of $750 and fourth place of $500.
2. Post-High School Scholarship – Scholarships for post-high school, continuing education students and current college students. The post-high school scholarship category includes two $1,000 scholarships.
Make sure to read all of the scholarship guidelines and follow the application process (go here for more info). It is very important to note that you must be a credit union member in good standing to be considered.
Each application is required to answer the following question in no more than 500 words. Essay questions are designed to encourage learning about the credit union movement and its mission.
2012 FIB Scholarship Essay Question:
Unfortunately, many Americans try to avoid money matters altogether and deal with problems as they arise. However, even with some knowledge about managing finances, you can maintain a healthy financial life.
How are you educating yourself on personal finance and money management issues? Please include how you can utilize your credit union’s financial education expertise.
Ready to do this? Of course, you are! These scholarships are going to go to six people – one of them might as well be you! Click here for more information and to fill out the application!