$2,250 in Scholarships Available

Mercedes Cain, a Northwestern High School graduate, earned $1,250 for college with just one tweet (Yep, a tweet).

Now a freshman exercise science and athletic training major at College of Charleston, Mercedes realizes how helpful extra money can be when funding your college dreams.

“When it came to buying books, I could spend anywhere from $300 to $1,000! The scholarship money really helped out.” she says, urging students to start applying for scholarships early. “You really can’t start early enough.”

Family Trust is once again offering two opportunities for to help members pay for college.

Our 7th annual Elements of Money Tweet for College Scholarship is available to high school junior and senior students who can earn up to $1,250 when they tweet their answer to the question: “How can credit unions awaken your financial destiny?”

There are three rounds through left March 10; one winner will receive $250 in each. An overall winner will be selected from the four winners and will earn $1,000. Applicants must be a high school junior or senior and member of our Elements of Money teen checking program.

Our $1,000 Eddie Reeves Community Commitment Scholarship is also available for one student who is a model leader in serving his/her community.

Applicants will need two individuals to provide recommendations. They’ll write an essay answering the following question: “How has giving your time to the community impacted you?”

Deadline to enter is February 29. Applicants must be high school, college and graduate students pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university.

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