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2017 Scholarship Opportunity


Your Words or Pictures Could Be Worth a Cool $1,000!

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Are you or a family member headed off to college in 2017? Well, FedChoice is pleased to announce a college scholarship opportunity that may make it easier for you to pay for these expenses. The $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program is underway now! The Credit Union Foundation of MD & DC, the sponsor of this program, will award ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships and one $1,000 video-based scholarship and/or one $1,000 photo-based scholarship to the winning applicants in May of 2017.

This year’s essay topic is:

As a credit union member, explain why someone should choose a credit union as their primary financial institution over alternative service providers, such as for-profit banks.

This year’s essay video topic is:

Create a 60-second advertisement targeted specifically at a younger viewer (under the age of 30) that highlights the benefits of credit union membership.

This year's photo theme is:

Who can enter:
Any member of FedChoice Federal Credit Union who is entering their freshmen through senior year of college may apply. “We’re pleased to offer this opportunity for our young members,” noted Kevin Roland, Delivery Channels Director of FedChoice. “The awardees receive needed financial assistance to help them meet their tuition expenses and the essay and video topics provoke innovative and useful responses to help us better serve our college-aged members. And the applicants learn a little more about our credit union.”

This scholarship is made possible by the Credit Union Foundation of MD & DC.

Applications and complete details on the College Scholarship Program may be found by visiting the Foundation's website.




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