January 5, 2017, Charlottesville, VA…
UVA Community Credit Union is pleased to announce the expansion of its college scholarship program to include seven high schools located within the credit union’s expanded membership area of the Northern Piedmont Region. Graduating seniors from Culpeper, Eastern View, Fauquier, Kettle Run, Liberty, Rappahannock, and Southeastern Alternative high schools are now eligible to apply along with students graduating from Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Madison County, Monticello, Murray, Nelson County, Orange County, Western Albemarle, and William Monroe High Schools.
In May 2017, the credit union will award a $1,500 scholarship to one college-bound senior at each of the 18 participating high schools for a total of $27,000 in scholarships.
The application deadline is April 2, 2017. Students can apply online or download and print an application through uvacreditunion.org. As part of the application process, students are asked to write an essay response to the following question: “What are some common missteps people make when managing their money? Learning from these lessons, explain how you will avoid these mistakes?” Complete program guidelines and instructions are available at uvacreditunion.org.
A credit union panel will select scholarship winners and notify them by May 1, 2017. UVA Community Credit Union Board of Directors and members will recognize the winners and award the scholarships at the credit union’s annual meeting on May 24, 2017.
The high school scholarship program is an integral part of UVA Community Credit Union’s financial education program which includes financial education classes and online education portals that reach thousands of students and adults each year. Since the scholarship program’s inception, the credit union has awarded $165,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors within the credit union’s field of membership. Learn more at uvacreditunion.org.