Paying for college or trade school usually means taking on large amounts of student loan debt.  To help, the Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition is providing opportunities for members to offset the ever-increasing cost of higher education. Paying for college or trade school usually means taking on large amounts of student loan debt.   To… Read More


The Ascentra Scholarship Program is helping ten more future leaders get closer in pursuit of their academic goals to help pay for their college costs.  A total of $10,000 in scholarships is given each year to ten winners, each receiving $1,000.  Five scholarships are awarded to five traditional high school students planning to enter college. … Read More


Parker Hopkins Casual for a Cause #ParkerStrong Little Parker Hopkins was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Aug. 13, 2016.  The Ascentra Family came together for a special Casual for a Cause Day where staff members donated $5 to dress casual, raising a total of $515 for Little Parker.   Supporters from the Muscatine community… Read More


Congratulations to all the Pleasant Valley first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge on Saturday, March 4! Over 280 of our little readers read 10 books in one month and as a reward, were given certificates of achievement, their very own plush Booker Bear, and were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Library for their reading efforts!… Read More


Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge this year! Over 289 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– awesome job first graders! Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25 where each student was awarded with a… Read More


Congratulations to all the North Scott first graders who completed the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 11! This is the 8th year for the Scottie Reads Program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 201 first graders completed the challenge and were invited along with their… Read More


In 2016 the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation made a positive impact that will help many area organizations fulfill their missions and causes.  By creating the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, we have ensured a way to support our community for generations and we invite our membership to let us know of such worthy causes. Our focus… Read More


Congratulations to all the Moline-Coal Valley School District first graders who completed this year’s Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge of reading ten books in one month! Students were invited to bring their family to a special presentation and pizza party at the Moline Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 5th, where they were given a certificate… Read More


It was a busy summer of giving for the leadership at Ascentra Credit Union. This summer, 36 organizations and charities throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois received $17,000 in Leadership Grants awarded by the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation. In 2015, the foundation committee wanted to support the causes that the volunteer board of directors and… Read More