CMCU Scholarships 2014

CMCU is offering 12 - $1000 Scholarships and 8 - $500 Scholarships to eligible members.
To Be Eligible, You Must:

  • Be a member of CMCU.
  • Be planning to attend an accredited college or university, or a 2 to 4 year community, vocational or technical college. All eligible schools must be accredited by the U. S. Department of Education.
  • Be a Full-Time or Part-Time Student at the school that you are planning to attend.
  • Applicant cannot be a previous recipient of this scholarship.

Scholarship Topic Options & Application Rules

Option 1: $1000 Video Scholarship

Central Minnesota Credit Union was founded under the principle of ‘people helping people.’ At CMCU, we don’t think it takes a big wallet to make a difference in your community, but rather a big heart. Create a 30-60 second video answering the question, “If I had $75 to go out and make a difference in my community, what would I do?”

Videos will be judged on creativity, originality, ability to deliver an impactful message.
To apply for the video scholarship, you must:

  • Upload your video to Youtube
  • Title the video: “(Your first and last name) 2014 CMCU Scholar”
  • Fill out the online application form
  • Paste the Youtube link to your video in the allotted space

Option 2: $500 Essay Scholarship

In 500 words or less, answer the same question as above:
“If I had $75 to go out and make a difference in my community, what would I do?”

  • Essays must be typed. No handwritten essays will be considered.
  • To apply for the essay scholarship, you must also submit the application form along with your essay.
    Mail application form and essay to:
    Central Minnesota Credit Union
    ATTN: Marketing
    20 4th Ave SE, PO Box 10
    Melrose, MN 56352

Download the application or submit your application online!

Applications must be completed and postmarked or submitted electronically by February 1, 2014. Applications received online or postmarked after February 1, 2014 will not be considered.

Disbursement of Funds & Accountability:

  • The recipient is responsible for providing CMCU with their 2014 Fall transcript, showing the official grades and proof of registration for Spring 2015 to receive scholarship payment.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale, or equivalent of a “C” average in order to receive their funds.
  • Must be redeemed from CMCU by May 31, 2015.

**You may apply for both the video and essay scholarships, however you will only be able to win one.

Financial need is not considered in the selection of the scholarship money. Employees and immediate family members of CMCU employees are not eligible to enter. Transcripts and letters of recommendation sent with the application will not be considered. Video entries must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, and libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, sexual, profane, indecent, slanderous, and discriminatory in any way.