More than $1.1 Million In Grants Awarded
Read our latest myEECU Newsletter to see a complete list of our 2017 grant recipients.
Our Student Grant Program started in 2003 and to date we have awarded more than $1.1 million in grants to students who are pursuing higher education. The cost of higher education continues to rise each year and many students take out loans to cover the cost of books, housing and tuition. Our Board of Directors established the grant program to help students with their education expenses, and we are proud that our investment is helping to educate the next generation of teachers, doctors, accountants, nurses, and more.
The 2017 Student Grant Program recipients received special recognition at our Annual Meeting in June. Derek F. Scharton, chair of EECU’s Board of Directors, and Beth Dooley, president/CEO, presented each recipient with a certificate of achievement.
We congratulate the 50 grant recipients and wish them continued success in their field of study. Applications for the 2018 grant program will be available in October.
EECU Student Grant Program
The 2017 Student Grant Program has closed.
EECU recognizes that many students must take out loans to pay for their education. Our Board of Directors established the Student Grant Program in 2003 to help our student members pay for school-related expenses. In 2008, the board approved an increase to the program, doubling the grants to $1,000 each. Fifty $2,000 grants are awarded each year to deserving students.
The program is open to EECU members who are pursuing a post-high school education at a community college, university/college, vocational/technical school, or advanced professional training in the U.S. Members who submit a completed application and who meet the grant requirements will have an opportunity to be considered for a $2,000 grant.
Applications for the 2018 Student Grant Program will be available October 1, 2017. To be eligible to apply for the 2018 program you must be a member of EECU as of June 8, 2017.