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IHMVCU Cash for Class Scholarship
IHMVCU offers $30,000 in scholarships to local undergraduate, graduate and vocational/technical school students who stand out in the classroom and stand up in their communities. Since 1999, IHMVCU has invested nearly $300,000 in scholarships for 256 students.
The 2020 application will be live January 01, 2020.
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 on the topic below
Essay Topic: TBD
*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.
Scholarships are awarded as such:
- $10,000: 1 scholarship
- $5,000: 3 scholarships
- $1,500: 1 scholarship
- $500: 8 scholarships**
**$500 scholarships will be awarded to one student member with the highest overall application score in the following communities: IA Quad Cities, IL Quad Cities, DeWitt, Galesburg, Kewanee, and Des Moines. If any community does not have a worthy applicant, no scholarship shall be awarded.
Additionally, one $500 scholarship for a student member attending Carl Sandburg College and one $500 scholarship for the family member of an IHMVCU employee+ shall be awarded.
IHMVCU has the ultimate authority to amend any of the above rules to ensure fairness in the award of the scholarships.
+IHMVCU Family refers to spouses, children and grandchildren of IHMVCU employees and board of directors.
2019 Cash for Class Recipients:
Lucas Buckrop: $10,000 winner
Kady Garrett: $5,000 winner
Crystal Aldeman: $5,000 winner
Natalie Davis: $5,000 winner
Jake White: $1,000 winner
Emma Zimmerman: DeWitt
Erik Streitmatter: Kewanee
Cora Neal: Carl Sandburg College
Grant Minssen: Prophetstown
Kyle Vandersnick: IHMVCU Family
Noah Sebben: IL Quad Cities
Amber Johnson: Galesburg
Jessica Elliott: IA Quad Cities
Warren A. Marrow Memorial Scholarship
Open to any IHMVCU member classified as a high school senior planning to enter college in 2020.
Non-traditional/continuing education students:
Open to any IHMVCU member attending or planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in 2020.
The 2020 application deadline is February 7. 2020.Apply for the Warren A. Morrow Scholarship
Illinois Quad City Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarships
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.
The 2019 application period is closed.