2020 Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship

posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Announcements

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Each year, ICUF offers Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarships to credit union members pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarship is funded by donations received by the Iowa Credit Union Foundation. In 2019, twelve winners were selected, totaling $23,000 in awarded scholarships. The 2020 application deadline is February 7, 2020.

There are two different Scholarship Categories:

  • High School Scholarship - Designated for high school seniors planning to enter college in 2020.
  • Post-High School Scholarship - Designated for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2020.

This scholarship is essay based, and requires applicants to answer the following prompt: 

  • Credit Unions are financial cooperatives that operate from the philosophy of “people helping people.” Service to members and the community is an integral part of the credit union difference. Share how your credit union demonstrates the people helping people philosophy in action. Also, share an experience of when you contributed your time and/or talents in the community and what you learned from that experience.

These scholarships are designated for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2020. 

To apply, complete this scholarship application. The deadline to apply is February 7, 2020.

Financial experiences, both positive and negative help shape our overall financial understanding and well-being. Share a financial lesson, event or experience that has influenced you or your family personally. If relevant share how your credit union played a role. With this experience(s) in mind, how do you plan to utilize your credit union during college and into your future?

The essay must be the original work of the applicant. Judging will be based on originality, clarity, meaningful content, accurate presentation of facts, adherence to contest rules, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Please contact info@iowacreditunionfoundation.org with questions. 

Winners will be notified in April 2020, and the results will be posted on the Iowa Credit Union Foundation website.

*Eligibility is limited to members of a credit union affiliated with the Iowa Credit Union League.