Ascentra Credit Union offering $1,000 scholarships


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 5:57 pm
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Ascentra Credit Union is offeringtwo $1,000 scholarships each year to students with an account at Ascentra.

One is for a high-school student planning to enter college, and the other is someone 19 or older considered nontraditional or continuing-education students.

Scholarship applicants will be judged on a 500-word essay on the topic, "With college tuition costs dramatically increasing year after year, besides scholarships, what are some ways that students can help offset the costs of higher education?"

Applicants will be judged on their essay, resume, awards, extracurricular activities, volunteer services and work experience.Application deadline is March 1.

Applications are available at Ascentra branches or can be printed from ascentra.org in the community involvement section of thenews/events/promotions page.




















 



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