$12,000 in scholarship money is available for credit union members!


Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) scholarship program. This year, the council will be awarding $12,000 in the form of two $2,000, and eight $1,000 scholarships. Any member of a Minnesota Credit Union Network affiliated credit union pursuing post-secondary education in the fall 2019/spring 2020 is eligible to apply.

The 2019 Essay Question

Community service is an integral part of credit unions. Share an experience when you contributed your time and/or talents in the community. What did you learn from that experience?

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Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be one of the following type of students:

  • Traditional: current high school  or PSEO student graduating in 2019
  • Non-Traditional: post high school student or those returning to post-secondary after some time off

  • In addition, scholarship applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria
    • Enrolled or plan to attend an accredited, non-profit educational institution in an undergraduate or graduate program (both master and doctorate). Awards will not be disbursed until the student is accepted and enrolled in an accredited institution
    • Enrolled in at least one course at the accredited school during the scholarship application time frame
    • Must be a credit union member in good standing (as determined by your credit union) affiliated with the Minnesota Credit Union Network
    • Information provided on the application must be accurate and solely the authentic work of the applicant

    Additional notes:

    • Financial need is not considered in the selection of the scholarship recipients
    • Immediate family and household members of the Foundation Scholarship Council are not eligible to enter
    • Applicants will be asked to approve that their names, words and/or photos can be used in various media to promote the credit union scholarship program

Guidelines: Submit a 500-word essay answering the essay question for this scholarship period. The essay should not exceed 500 words. Transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be considered. Do not use your name or the name of your credit union in your essay or on the essay page. Essays that include your name or the name of your credit union will be automatically disqualified. Spelling, grammar and creativity will be considered.

Scholarship Timeline: Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time November 30, 2018. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.