College Scholarship Program

Apply for Your Chance to Earn One of Six $1,500 Scholarships

Our Vince Jacknewitz College Scholarship Program offers six $1500 scholarships to credit union members who are high school seniors. The scholarship focuses on a three-page essay or a short video with consideration given to scholastic standing and extracurricular activities.

Each essay should address one of the following topics:

  • How would you reach out to teens to show them the importance of good financial planning, help them navigate these challenges and prepare them for a future of self-reliance? What information do you think seniors need before graduating high school?
  • Credit unions depend on a strong sense of community and service. How will you apply these ideals during your upcoming college years? What should credit unions do to make this philosophy relevant to students? If you were a credit union president, describe the types of programs and resources you would implement, how you would promote and encourage community involvement, and how you would measure success of these efforts.

For video submissions, please submit original video via YouTube with the following criteria and topic: Create a 60-90 second advertisement targeted specifically at a younger viewer (under 30) that highlights the benefits of credit union membership. Please note, any use or resemblance of the Credit Union’s logo is prohibited).

In addition to the essay/video, applicants must submit an official high school transcript including 1st semester of senior year, letter of acceptance from the college of choice, completed 2018 official application and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or work/volunteer supervisor.

Click here to apply for the scholarship! The scholarship program will close for applications on March 31, 2018. For additional questions, please contact Sheila at ssova@abecu.org.

About the Program:

The Vince Jacknewitz College Scholarship Program is one of several American Eagle Credit Union Foundation programs. Our foundation promotes collaboration and best practices, calling for projects that bring non-profit organizations together to provide quality financial education and easy access to banking opportunities for young people and families most in need of these opportunities.


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