Bay Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for its 2019 Education Scholarship contest.
Three winners will each receive $1,500 to pay for post-secondary education expenses at any accredited college, university, trade/technical school, or career education program.
The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1.
The scholarship application must be submitted with supplemental documents and an original essay that answers these questions: What do you consider to be the most important financial problem faced by people in your community? Why? What should be done about it?
Eligible applicants must have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate by Aug. 1, 2019, and have a Membership Savings Account with Bay Federal Credit Union when submitting their applications. The application and additional information are available at www.bayfed.com/scholarship and at all Bay Federal Credit Union branches.
“With the cost of higher education at staggering levels, students are finding creative ways to pay for college,” said Carrie Birkhofer, president and CEO of Bay Federal Credit Union. “I’m very proud that we can offer financial support for the education goals of dedicated students.”
Over the past nine years, the credit union has awarded 37 scholarships totaling $36,500. Winners will be notified by March 4, and will be honored at the Credit Union’s annual meeting on March 26.