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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 269 students.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be accepted from Jan. 1, 2022 through Feb. 28, 2022. 

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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

2022 Essay Topic: You are writing your autobiography. Tell us what page 75 says about you and your experiences.

*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.

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Scholarships are awarded as such:

  • $10,000: 1 scholarship
  • $5,000: 2 scholarships
  • $1,000: 10 scholarships**

**$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to members with the highest overall application score in each community.

  • Three $1,000 winners in the Quad Cities.
  • Four $1,000 winners in DeWitt, Galesburg, Kewanee, and Des Moines.
  • One $1,000 award to a student attending Carl Sandburg College.
  • One $1,000 award to a student/employee of the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley.
  • One $1,000 award for the family member of an IHMVCU employee+.

If any community does not have a worthy applicant, no scholarship will 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.

2021 Cash for Class Recipients:

Noelle Carlson: $10,000 winner
Katie Rochholz: $5,000 winner
Paige Durance: $5,000 winner

Annabelle Nienhaus: $1,000 winner
Taylor Gassman: $1,000 winner
Bailey Peterson: $1,000 winner
Alyssa Dameron: $1,000 winner
Alyssa Lum: $1,000 winner
Faith McCubbin: $1,000 winner
Jada Gay: $1,000 winner
Benjamin Beebe: $1,000 winner
Morgan Simmers: $1,000 winner 
Mackenzie Brown: $1,000 winner 


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Warren A. Marrow Memorial Scholarship

Traditional students:
Open to any IHMVCU member classified as a high school senior planning to enter college in 2022.

Non-traditional/continuing education students:
Open to any IHMVCU member attending or planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or vocational program in 2022.

The application deadline is February 4, 2022. 

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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.

Filing deadline for the ILQCCCU Scholarship is 
February 15, 2022.


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