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Need help paying for school? We’ve got scholarships to help you out.

IHMVCU Cash for Class Scholarship
Deadline: Feb. 28
This year IHMVCU will award $26,000 in scholarships to students who excel in the classroom and their communities. 

Members who demonstrate academic excellence, good character, and community and school involvement are eligible to apply.
To be eligible*, all applicants must:
  • Be a member by Feb. 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. 
  • Be a graduating high school senior or current college student enrolled in post-secondary education for the 2017-18 school year at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school or graduate program.
  • Provide 2 references.
  • Complete the online application and either a written or video essay.
  • All materials must be submitted by 5 p.m., Feb. 28. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Essay topics (choose one): 

  • Explain the importance of financial health/financial education in today's society.
  • Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study.

*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.

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

Scholarships will be awarded as such:

Quad Cities    9 scholarships 
Burlington   2 scholarships
DeWitt   2 scholarships
Galesburg   2 scholarships
Kewanee   2 scholarships
Monmouth   2 scholarships
Prophetstown   2 scholarships
IHMVCU Family**   2 scholarships
Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley Member or Employee   2 scholarships
Carl Sandburg College (awarded to a current student or incoming freshman)   1 scholarship

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

Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2017

Traditional students

Open to any IHMVCU member classified as a high school junior or senior with a graduation date projected in 2016. 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, graduate or vocational program. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.


Illinois Quad City Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017

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.
All required materials must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2016.

Student Loans
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union offers student loans with competitive interest rates, no origination or pre-payment fees and flexible terms.


Find out how much you need to save in order to pay for your education.


Home Equity Loan
Find out how you can use the equity you’ve earned in your home to pay for your child’s education.


Credit Cards
Check out the Smart IHMVCU's Visa® credit card. It is ideal for students just starting to build their credit.

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(309) 793-6200 or
(800) 722-0333