Scholarship funds available for credit union families

Published 6:22 am Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Students whose families are credit union members have the opportunity to earn part of $11,000 in scholarship money set aside by the Minnesota Family Involvement Council.

Any member of a Minnesota credit union can apply for two $1,000 scholarships and 18 $500 scholarships which will be awarded by the FIC.

Students who are interested need to complete an application form and write a 500 word essay on what the phrase “living within your means” means to them, as well as answering the question, “How can your credit union help you achieve this?”

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Applicants must be attending some sort of post-secondary educational institute, whether it be a community or technical college, graduate or law school or a university either in the fall of 2011 or the spring of 2012. They must also be pursuing a two- or four-year degree or a similar program.

Applications can be found at Accentra Credit Union in Austin or at their website at