In the coming weeks, credit union members may begin applying for the Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship to offset their post-secondary education expenses.
As in past years, the application process will be done online (links to come). All applicants must have a credit union account in good standing in Iowa and must submit their own work on the essay question. The essay topic will be:
Student loans are a common way to help fund college education. Upon graduation, many students are left with a huge amount of debt they need to reap. What are you going to do to offset the expenses of college? How can your credit union assist?
The application deadline is February 6, 2015.
Congratulations to the following 2014 scholarship recipients:
High School Winners:
- 1st Place ($1,500): Jace Holton, Veridian Credit Union (Waterloo)
- 2nd Place ($1,000): John Klopfenstein, Community First Credit Union (Mount Pleasant)
- 3rd Place ($750): Nicole Schrader, Linn Area Credit Union (Marion)
- 4th Place ($500): Brittany Gilkes, DuTrac Community Credit Union (Dubuque)
Post-High School Winners ($1000 each):
- Cally Bengston: Veridian Credit Union (Fairbank)
- Emily Bruns: Cedar Falls Community Credit Union (Cedar Falls)
Applicants must complete the designated online entry form and are required to answer an essay question designed to encourage learning about the credit union movement and its mission. Judges based their scores on originality, clarity, meaningful content, accurate presentation of facts, adherence to contest rules, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Entrants must have an account established in his or her name and be a “member in good standing” at a credit union that is a member of the Iowa Credit Union League.