Need help paying for school? We’ve got scholarships to help you out.
The annual program, which started in 1999, has awarded nearly $150,000 in scholarships to more than 140 students. It was expanded in 2010 from four scholarships totaling $3,000 to 21 scholarships totaling $21,000. This year $26,000 in scholarships will be awarded.
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. 29, 2016 at 5 p.m.
- Be a graduating high school senior or current college student enrolled in post-secondary education for the 2016-17 school year at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
- Provide 2 references.
- Complete the online application and essay (500 word limit).
- All materials must be submitted by 5 p.m., Feb. 29. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Essay topic: Why should you receive this scholarship?
*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 applications and recommendations will not be accepted.
Scholarships will be awarded as such:
|Quad Cities||9 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
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.
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.