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IHMVCU Cash for Class Scholarships are back and bigger than ever.


IHMVCU Cash for Class Scholarship

IHMVCU offers $29,500 in scholarships to local undergraduate, graduate and vocational/technical school students who stand out in the classroom and stand up in their communities. See award denominations below.

To be eligible*, all applicants must:

  • Be a member by the application deadline
  • Be a graduating high school senior or a current college student 
  • Be enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school
  • Provide 2 references
  • Complete the online application and essay/video
  • Submit all materials by 5 p.m. on the application deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Essays may be submitted in the form of a 500 word essay or 2 minute video. Essay topics are released every year in December.

The 2018 application period ended Feb. 28.
Please check back for information about the 2019 application.

Scholarships are awarded as such:

$10,0001 scholarship
$5,0002 scholarships
$1,0008 scholarships*
$5003 scholarships**

*$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one student member with the highest overall application score in the following communities: IA Quad Cities, IL Quad Cities, Burlington, DeWitt, Galesburg, Kewanee, Monmouth, Prophetstown. If any community does not have a worthy applicant, no scholarship shall be awarded. 

**$500 scholarships will be awarded as follows: One $500 scholarship for a student member attending Carl Sandburg College. One $500 scholarship for a student member associated with the Boys & Girls Club as either a member or employee. One $500 scholarship for the family member of an IHMVCU employee.

IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union has the ultimate authority to amend any of the above rules to ensure fairness in the award of the scholarships.

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2018 Cash for Class Recipients: 

Joshua Turner$10,000 winner
Ian Spangenberg$5,000 winner
Tiffany Fields$5,000 winner
Amanda GorzneyDeWitt
Andrew SeabloomKewanee
Brynn BergenMonmouth
Cora NealCarl Sandburg College
Dena JohnsonProphetstown
Jake ByrneIHMVCU Family
Lauryn WagnerBurlington
Olivia BestBoys & Girls Club
Rachel SlaughterIL Quad Cities
Rebecca FosterGalesburg
Reed SmithIA Quad Cities


*IHMVCU employees are not eligible. Recipients of the IHMVCU Scholarship are eligible to re-apply annually. Applications must be completed each year and submitted to the scholarship committee via the online application.

Please note: Paper applications and recommendations will not be accepted.

**IHMVCU Family refers to spouses, children and grandchildren of IHMVCU employees and board of directors. 

Illinois Quad City Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarships

Deadline: Closed for 2018

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to anyone belonging to a participating Illinois credit union. As an active participant of this association, IHMVCU members qualify to participate in this scholarship program.

Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Closed for 2018

Traditional students:
Open to any IHMVCU member classified as a high school junior or senior with a graduation date projected in 2017. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,500 for first through fourth place winners.

Non-traditional/continuing education students:
Open to any IHMVCU member attending or planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or vocational program. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

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