2005-12-09 / Community

MCU Offers College Scholarships

The Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is offering local high school students entering college a chance to win a scholarship to help finance their education.

In what a spokesperson for MCU calls “the a dramatically expanded scholarship program ever,” it is offering an 52 awards – 50 (fifty) $1,000 grants and two (2) $5,000 Memorial scholarships honoring Charles Faulding and Julian I. Garfield, former MCU board members. To be eligible, students must be high school seniors attending college for the first time, be a member themselves, or a child or grandchild of an MCU member in good standing.

“Helping our member’s dreams for their families come true is what MCU is all about,” said MCU’s President & CEO William Porter. “We’re thrilled to help these deserving students get closer to their dream of a college education,” continued Mr. Porter. Applicants will be judged based on their academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, references and an essay question regarding their personal goals.

Applications must be returned to MCU no later than Monday, January 30, 2006. If the student applying is a member of MCU themselves they will also automatically be entered into statewide Credit Union League and Metropolitan District competitions for additional $500 scholarships. Applications are available at all MCU branches, online at www.nymcu.org , or by requesting one by mail.

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