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UECU's Student Members Scholarship Contest

Utilities Employees Credit Union is pleased to offer an annual Student Scholarship Program for UECU members who are heading to or currently attending college or advanced training at an accredited institution. (Students must be eligible UECU members and must be the primary owner of a UECU share savings account prior to the scholarship submission deadline.)

Two $1,000 scholarships are currently being awarded each year following UECU’s judging of contest entries. UECU student members may elect to submit an essay or create a video on the current year’s scholarship contest topic. Check back for details on the 2015 UECU Student Scholarship Contest here at

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 or by calling UECU Member Services at 800-288-6423.
  • —Member must be a high school senior through college graduate student.
  • —Employees of UECU and its affiliates, UECU board members, UECU supervisory committee members, the family members of UECU employees and board/committee members (siblings, spouses, parents, children, grandchildren, and each of their respective spouses), and persons living in the same households of all previously-described individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible for this contest.
  • 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 for winners).

Submission Requirements:

  • Member must submit an entry with name, address, valid email address, phone number, UECU member number, name of college/university/school, 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 (To Be Announced). 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 The video should be 30-120 seconds on this year’s topic (To Be Announced). The videos will be judged on creativity and content. Submit the link for the video to UECU by mail or email.
  • —The entry information (essay or video link AND required contestant information) can be emailed to or mailed to Utilities Employees Credit Union, P.O. Box 14864, Reading PA 19612, Attention: Marketing no later than April 30th during each contest year.

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

Deadline: Completed entries and essays must be received by April 30th of the contest year.

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 postal mail or 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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