Class Act Federal Credit Union is a financial institution that specializes in providing quality services for our members and is committed to providing education about financial services to improve our community’s well-being. Each year Class Act awards one student from each Class Act Academy of Business and Finance school an academic scholarship. Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 for the upcoming 2021-2022 college school year to two Class Act Academy of Business and Finance schools. To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must have been a student in good standing in the Class Act Academy of Business and Finance during the 2020-2021 school year.
- The applicant must be a Senior at their respective high school and have participated in the program for at least one full school year prior to application.
- Provide official high school transcripts, including cumulative weighted GPA and grade classification.
- The applicant must be ready to enroll in, a minimum half-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college/university for the Fall 2021 school term.
- Include at least one professional letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher. Recommendations submitted by parents/guardian or family member will not be accepted.
- Completed essay including all the required questions (as instructed).
Application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. April 9, 2021.
In order to receive the scholarship, the student must have graduated from Doss or Southern High School. Within one year of receiving the scholarship, the student must have attended their stated college and remain in good academic standing.
Applications will only be considered complete if ALL sections are completed and ALL required documentation; including transcripts; are submitted on or before the deadline.
Awards will be announced in May. After receipt of student confirmation of enrollment, scholarships will be disbursed through Financial Aid offices. Funds must be applied first to tuition, books, and lab fees. After the drop/add deadline, the remainder of the scholarship dollars may be released to the recipient.
Questions regarding this application may be directed to Kevin Johns, via phone at (502) 212-3133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a list of questions/topics to help you write your 1000+ word essay and record your 3–5-minute video. Both the written essay and video are required with each entry. Start out your video/essay by answering #1 – 5 (required) and then select one or more questions from 6-10 to help guide your entry in the most creative way you see fit.
- Tell us about yourself.
- How will this scholarship help you?
- How have you contributed to your community?
- Tell us about a time you failed and what you learned from it.
- What are your academic and/or career goals? How did being a part of the Class Act Academy help you prepare for those future goals?
- What does the future of credit unions (and financial services in general) look like to you or what would you like it to look like?
- How can credit unions entice younger members 25 and under to join?
- Why is it important to be smart with your money?
- What does “People helping people” mean to you through your experience in the Academy?
- What did you remember most from the Class Act Academy program?
Include the following documents with your application:
- Completed Application.
- Official High School Transcript which includes cumulative weighted GPA and grade classification.
- Professional letter of recommendations.
- Completed essay, including all the required questions (as instructed).
- Video presentation.
Electronic Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. April 9, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.