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College Scholarship Opportunities

The Family Credit Union is proud to offer scholarships to help students in the Quad Cities Area continue their education and to better themselves.

Keith Ruefer Memorial Scholarship

The Keith Ruefer Memorial Scholarship is given to one credit union member or family member entering or attending the University of Iowa. The yearly deadline is April and the gift is paid in July. Submit the application via email or to any Family Credit Union office.

Kevin Post Memorial Scholarship

The Kevin Post Memorial Scholarship is given to one credit union member or family member entering or attending an accredited University or College. The yearly deadline is April and the gift is paid in July. Submit the application via email or to any Family Credit Union office.

Hispanic SCHOLARSHIP

The Family Scholarship is given to one credit union member or family member of Hispanic heritage entering or attending an accredited University or College. The yearly deadline is April and the gift is paid in August. Submit the application via email or to any Family Credit Union office.

The awards of these scholarships are based on:

  • Need
  • Academics
  • Extracurricular Activities

Warren A. Morrow Scholarship Deadline 2/5/21

The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) scholarship program provides six scholarships to young adults and non-traditional students to further their education. Scholarships totaling $23,000 will be awarded to high school seniors and graduates. The annual scholarship program honors the late Warren Morrow. Warren was the founder of Coopera and a visionary in the credit union industry who dedicated his life and career to helping the underserved.

There are two different scholarship categories:

  • High School Scholarship – Designated for high school seniors planning to enter college in 2020
  • Post-High School Scholarship –¬†Designated for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2020

This scholarship is essay based, and requires applicants to answer the following prompt:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on personal health and financial well-being for many in our community. Thousands of Iowans have lost jobs or experienced reduced work hours, highlighting the critical need for access to emergency savings. Please share strategies that encourage or incent savings and how your credit union can assist. Consider sharing personal examples in this essay.

The essay must be the original work of the applicant and is limited to 500 words. Judging will be based on originality, clarity, meaningful content, accurate presentation of facts, adherence to contest rules, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Applications available now on the Iowa Credit Union Foundation website.