$28,000 to be awarded in scholarships from CMCU and Minnesota Family Involvement Council

CMCU Scholarships 2016

CMCU is offering $18,000 in scholarships. 15 - $1,000 scholarships and 6 - $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 two to four 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: $1,000 Video Scholarship

    In a 30 - 60 second video explain,
    If you were a member of CMCU's Board of Directors, what guidance would you provide to the credit union that supports the vision statement 'Enhancing the lives of members and community through Strength, Service and Growth.'

  • Videos will be judged on creativity, originality, and the ability to deliver an impacting message.
  • To apply for the video scholarship, you must:
    • Upload your video to YouTube
    • Title the video: "(Your first and last name) 2016 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 explain,
    If you were a member of CMCU's Board of Directors, what guidance would you provide to the credit union that supports the vision statement 'Enhancing the lives of members and community through Strength, Service and Growth.'

  • Essay will be judged on creativity, grammar and ability to answer question.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically by Feburary 1, 2016 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.
  • Applications submitted after the deadlines will not be considered.
  • Complete the application form and submit with your essay.

    Apply online!

    Disbursement of Funds & Accountability:

  • The recipient is responsible for providing CMCU with their 2016 Fall transcript, showing the offical grades and proof of registration for Spring 2017 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, 2017.

    If any questions contact us at 888.330.8482 or myCMCU.org

    **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.