Explorers CU Education Scholarships

Explorers Credit Union exists to support, educate, encourage, and inspire our members to reach every financial goal.  And since we are all driven to make an impact, we have established two scholarship programs to help you on your journey.

DEADLINE:

The deadline for the 2021 Jon Economy Business Scholarship has passed
The deadline for 2021 High School Scholarship has passed
– Thank you to all of our 2021 applicants!
– Check back in June to view our 2021 Scholars

The 2022 application will be available in January 2022.

For more information on financing your education, please visit https://explorerscu.com/loans/student-loans/



High School Scholarship

We are committed to helping our members build a strong financial foundation today for a better tomorrow.  Each year, we will present five (5) $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school members in pursuit of higher education.

REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP:

  1. Completed application
  2. Personal written essay or video
  3. Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or community leader
  4. Proof of college acceptance
  5. Recent photo – digital image preferred
  6. Sealed high school or college transcript mailed to Explorers CU

PERSONAL ESSAY/VIDEO REQUIREMENTS:

Maximum of a 500-word essay, or a 2-minute or less video describing how the phrase ‘Never Stop Exploring’ has help you continue to make an impact in the year 2020.


Jon Economy Business Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship is named in memory of one of our past board members. Jon Economy had a thirst for knowledge, loved a good debate, and was passionate about financial education.  The Jon Economy Business Scholarship will recognize a current college or university student that exhibits a passion and is pursuing higher education in the business, economics or financial field.

REQUIREMENTS FOR JON ECONOMY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP:

  1. Completed application
  2. Personal written essay or video
  3. Letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or community leader
  4. Proof of current college or university enrollment
  5. Recent photo – digital image preferred
  6. Sealed college transcript mailed to Explorers CU

PERSONAL ESSAY/VIDEO REQUIREMENTS:

Maximum of a 500-word essay, or a 2-minute or less video describing how the phrase ‘Never Stop Exploring’ has help you continue to make an impact in the year 2020.



Qualifications for all Explorers Scholarships

  • Active Explorers CU member in good standing
  • Graduating high school senior (High School Scholarship) or a current college or university student (Jon Economy Business Scholarship) enrolled in the Explorers CU field of membership (Holt, Knox, Cedar, Wheeler, Antelope, Pierce, Wayne, Boone, Madison, Stanton and Platte counties in Nebraska, as well as, Bon Homme, Yankton, Clay, Douglas, Hutchinson, Turner and Lincoln counties in South Dakota)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA or higher

SUBMIT TO:

Explorers CU, Attention: Explorers CU Education Scholarships
Email:  marketing@ExplorersCU.com
Mailing Address:  PO Box 704, Yankton, SD 57078


2021 Scholars

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP:
Claudia Stevens – Fordyce, NE – Hartington Cedar Catholic High School
Hanna Adsero – Yankton, SD – Yankton High School
Lilly Thoms – Yankton, SD – Yankton High School
Nycole Husman – Yankton, SD – Yankton High School
Samantha Olson – Gayville, SD – Gayville-Volin High School

JON ECONOMY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP:
Justin Cap – Yankton, SD – Mount Marty University