Explorers CU Education Scholarships

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 2023 application will be available January 9th, 2023.

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

High School Scholarship (Application)

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 helped you continue to make an impact in the year 2022.

Jon Economy Business Scholarship (Application)

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 student that 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 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 helped 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 enrolled in the Explorers CU field of membership (Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Holt, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Stanton, Thurston, Wayne, and Wheeler counties in Nebraska, as well as, Aurora, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner, Union and Yankton counties in South Dakota)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA or higher

SUBMIT TO:

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

2022 Scholars

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP:
Hannah Jussel – Yankton, SD – Yankton High School
Kaylee Updegraff – Sioux Falls, SD – Roosevelt High School
Corrigan Johnke – Yankton, SD – Yankton High School
Madisyn Bietz – Yankton, SD – Yankton High School
Elijah Upton – Yankton, SD – Yankton High School

JON ECONOMY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP:
Ellie Novak – Yankton, SD – Yankton High School

Updated on: January 9, 2023