Congratulations! You have been accepted to your dream school, or you are finally getting that needed training from a trade school to advance your career. Taking that step towards post-secondary education is no easy feat, and paying for school can also be tough. At Great Basin Federal Credit Union, we can make your educational journey easier by offering a scholarship each year to a credit union member pursuing post-secondary education!
Scholarship at Great Basin Federal Credit Union
Great Basin Federal Credit Union offers $1,000 scholarship each year to a student pursuing education or training beyond high school. We look for well-rounded applicants with a strong record of community service and leadership. Applicants can be of any age, as it is never too late to continue learning!
The Great Basin FCU scholarship was started in 2003 by Elisabeth Hadler, our Chief Marketing Officer. The scholarship was developed to financially support students who contribute to the community and have a passion for the selected field of study. The GBFCU educational scholarship is offered once a year to credit union members. We love making a difference in the lives of credit union and community members.
Our 2012 scholarship recipient, Leah, explained how the GBFCU scholarship made a difference in her education. Leah said, “Earning this scholarship made a big difference to help me stay out of debt while studying to become a nurse. I love that my credit union gives back to the community in this way, and I plan to pay it forward in giving back to my community too.”
GBFCU Scholarship Requirements
Familiarize yourself with the requirements to prepare your application for our annual education scholarship. Applicants must be members of Great Basin Federal Credit Union for at least six months in order to apply. There are plenty of other perks for becoming a member of Great Basin Federal Credit Union, too!
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 out of 4.0 and be looking to enroll full-time in a college or trade school. If you have not been in school for 5 years or more, you can supplement your application with a letter of recommendation from an employer or community member. Since we place a strong emphasis on leadership and community involvement, make sure to include examples of community service in your application!
Student Loans from Great Basin Federal Credit Union
If you are looking for ways to afford college, talk to our representatives at Great Basin Federal Credit Union. We offer a Smart Option Student Loan for credit union members. Our student loans have competitive fixed and variable interest rates to offer you the flexibility you need to finance your education.
We offer multiple in-school repayment options and and borrower benefits with our student loans. There are no hassles like prepayment penalties or origination fees with our student loan offerings. It only takes 15 minutes to apply for a student loan with Great Basin Federal Credit Union.
To learn about more options to finance your education, contact us at a Great Basin Federal Credit Union branch today!Share: