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UECU's Student Members Scholarship Contest

The 2014 entries are in!

All winners will be announced in July 2014.

The 2014 Contest Has Ended.
The deadline was April 30, 2014.

Students: Create a Video or Essay that answers...
What’s Your Financial Goal?

Tell us about a financial goal you want to achieve and how you plan to make it happen.

UECU student members could win one of two $1,000 prizes. We're awarding $1,000 for the Best Video and $1,000 for the Best Essay!

Utilities Employees Credit Union is pleased to announce our annual Student Scholarship Program. Our scholarship contest is for UECU members who are heading to or currently attending college or advanced training at an accredited institution. (Students must be existing members or become a Utilities Employees Credit Union member prior to the scholarship submission deadline.) Students who are UECU members may elect to submit an essay or create a video on the current year’s scholarship contest topic.

Just be sure to follow the submission guidelines below!

UECU Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Entrant must be a UECU member in good standing with a Share Savings Account in his/her own name prior to the scholarship submission deadline. Find out if you are eligible to become a UECU member at www.uecu.org or by calling UECU Member Services at 800-288-6423.
     
  • Member must be a high school senior through college graduate student.
     
  • Member cannot be an employee of UECU, its affiliates, a UECU board member, a supervisory committee member, or family member and/or living in the same household thereof.
     
  • Member must be attending or accepted at an accredited college, university, or post-secondary trade school.
     
  • Member must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcripts will be required of winners only).

Submission Requirements:

  • Member must submit an entry with name, address, valid email address, phone number, UECU member number, name of college/university, GPA or equivalent progress measurement, and a list of honors and activities.
     
  • Member may submit a 250-500 word essay on this year’s topic:

    "What's Your Financial Goal? Tell us about a financial goal you want to achieve and how you plan to make it happen." The essays will be judged on content, style, and correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.

    OR Member may elect to create a video and broadcast it on YouTube.com. The video should be 30-120 seconds on this year’s topic: "What's Your Financial Goal? Tell us about a financial goal you want to achieve and how you plan to make it happen."

    The videos will be judged on creativity and content. Submit the YouTube.com link for the video to UECU by mail or email.


     
  • The entry information (essay or video YouTube.com link AND required contestant information) can be emailed to Promotions@uecu.org or mailed to Utilities Employees Credit Union, P.O. Box 14864, Reading PA 19612, Attention: Marketing no later than April 30, 2014.

Prizes: Scholarships are made payable to the college or university of choice in the winner’s
name by August 2014.

Deadline: Completed entries and essays must be received by April 30, 2014.

Entry Judging Criteria: The essays will be judged on spelling, punctuation, grammar, style, and content. The video will be judged on creativity and content.

Scholarship Award: UECU will award two (2) $1,000 prizes to UECU student members. If entries of both video and essay format types are received, which meet eligibility and submission requirements, one prize will be awarded to the best video and one prize will be awarded to the best essay. If no qualifying entries of one format type are received, awards will be assigned to the two best essay entries or two best video entries.

Winner Notification: Winners will be notified by email and asked for transcripts and other verification of information. After all information is verified, a check will be distributed to the school of each winner. The winner will be announced on the UECU website and in the October edition of UECU’s Member News.

Release: All entries become the property of Utilities Employees Credit Union and by submitting the entry you authorize UECU to utilize all or a portion of the information for purposes of press releases and/or publication in UECU newsletters, website and social media content, newspapers, trade magazines, etc., announcing the scholarships recipients’ names, contents of the entry, and other reported information.

 

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