The Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition announces another round of scholarships for area students. A total of $10,000 in scholarships are made available to Ascentra members planning to further their education starting the 2016 – 2017 school year. The ten scholarships will be awarded to students as follows:
- Five $1,000 scholarships for high school students planning to enter college
- Five $1,000 scholarships for members age 19 or over, considered non-traditional or continuing education students
“By providing opportunities such as our scholarship program for those who are entering or returning to college and adult learners going back as non-traditional students, we are investing in a more financially stable region that ultimately benefits all of us who live here,” said Ascentra President and CEO Dale Owen.
The scholarship entrants will be judged on a 500 word essay on the topic, “Pick an experience from your life and explain how it has influenced your financial outlook.”
All entries are judged on their essay, resume, awards, extracurricular activities, volunteer services and work experience. Deadline for the Ascentra Scholarship Competition is March 1, 2016. Applications and official rules may be picked up at any of our branches or found online at www.ascentra.org/scholarships where members can find information on other scholarships.
Awarding a total of $10,000 in scholarships is another way Ascentra Credit Union recognizes that financial planning and education is essential to lifetime success for its members and the community.