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DeDad Student Scholarships

Mar. 04, 2019
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Applying for the Scholarships is easy!

The Erie Chapter of Credit Unions - James J. DeDad Scholarships are available to participating credit union members between the ages of 17 and 24, who are or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in 2019.

Just complete the attached application and write a 500-word essay on: 

"Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that exist to serve members, not generate profit. "People helping people" is the philosophical foundation of these institutions. Define the value of this foundation; what ways your credit union demonstrates this philosophy; how it makes your credit union different than a for-profit financial institution; and what is one new initiative/program you would implement?"

Judging for the Scholarships

Based on credit union knowledge and the ability to communicate your thoughts and ideas through your essay. All entrants will be notified of the Scholarship results in July. An awards ceremony for the winners will be held in August 2019.

Instructions for all applicants applying:

  1. Complete the attached Scholarship Application.
  2. Complete the Essay Question. Your essay must be typewritten and no longer than 500 words.
  3. You must return your application and essay to your Credit Union no later than June 4, 2019, to be eligible. Late Applications and Essays will not be accepted.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To avoid any indication of partiality by the judging committee, please do not include the name of your Credit Union, any employee of your Credit Union or in any way indicate which Credit Union you are a member of in your essay.

DeDad Application found here:

3 scholarships will be awarded for CUs 50M+ and3 for CUs under 50M in the following denominations:
1st Place $2,000
2nd Place $1,500
3rd Place $500
Total combined scholarships awarded: $8,000

Please note: Applications for the Erie Chapter of Credit Unions James J. DeDad Scholarships will be available on April 1, 2019.

Applicants must be credit union members at one of the following participating credit unions: Americo FCU, Erie FCU, Erie Times FCU, IBEW Local #56 FCU, Locomotive & Control Employees FCU, North East Welch FCU, PHB Employees FCU, Widget Financial, Community Connect FCU.