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.

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 enrollment
  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.

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Jon Economy Business Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship is named in honor of one of our Board of Director members, Jon Economy.  Jon 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 exhibits a passion and is pursuing an education in the business, economics or financial field.

  1. REQUIREMENTS FOR JON ECONOMY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP:
  1. Completed application
  2. Personal written essay or video
  3. Letter of recommendation from a professor, counselor, or community leader
  4. Proof of college enrollment
  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.

Apply Now >


SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active Explorers CU member in good standing
  • Graduating high school senior or college student 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

DEADLINE:

All items requested must be received by Friday, April 23, 2021 for the application to qualify for consideration:

2020 Winners

Sally Quatier, Gayville-Volin High School
Kyler Lillie, Yankton High School
Sydney Mueller, Bon Homme High School
Sarah Stoddard, Yankton High School
Riley Hellmann, Bon Homme High School
Paige Hoesing, Yankton High School