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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 2017.

Just complete the attached application and write a 500-word essay on: “What should your credit union do to meet and exceed the expectations of your peers?”

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 2017.

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 2, 2017, to be eligible. Late Applications and Essays will not be accepted.

Scholarship entry is now CLOSED for 2017, check back next year.

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.

2020 Scholarship winners announced! 2020 winners

2019 Scholarship applications are now being accepted: Apply here

Scholarship will be awarded as follows:
1st Place $3,000
2nd Place $1,500
3rd Place $1,250
4th Place $1,000
5th Place $750
6th Place $500
Total awarded $8,000
Please note: Applications for the Erie Chapter of Credit Unions
James J. DeDad Scholarships are now 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 and Widget Financial.