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


A loud roar of excitement filled the River Center in Davenport as roughly 900 students from grades 3 to 6 cheered in preparation for a day of engaging conversations with authors at the 2017 David R. Collins Children’s Literature Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Students were treated to presentations from best-selling author Bruce Coville and… Read More


The Ascentra Credit Union volunteer board of directors and senior leadership team have been busy paying it forward this summer to 36 different charities and organizations, donating $17,000 in Leadership Grants from the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation.   In 2015, the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation successfully established its Leadership Grants to stay true to Ascentra’s… 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


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with a Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.   The most prestigious annual credit union industry competition, the Diamond Awards recognize and reward creative excellence and outstanding results in credit union marketing. Presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA)… Read More


With the cost of attending a college or university going up every year, Ascentra Credit Union is dedicated to creating opportunities for members to pay for higher education in the form of the Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition. The competition is now underway with a total of $10,000 in scholarships available to Ascentra members planning… Read More


In 2015, The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation provided over $79,500 in crucial funding for 39 local organizations including a $50,000 co-sponsorship of a Habitat for Humanity House in Davenport and a four-year commitment to Junior Achievement of the Heartland that amounts to $50,000. It was also the year the foundation successfully established the Paul Lensmeyer… Read More