UECU, a utility and energy-focused Credit Union, is offering a $3,000 student scholarship to families in the utility and energy industries. Employees working in these fields who are pursuing post-secondary education, as well as family members who are planning to attend college or a technical trade school in the fall of 2021, are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. Applicants can apply for Credit Union membership online at uecu.org/join and submit a scholarship application at uecu.org/scholarship.
Students who submit an application will have an opportunity to grow their money skills with UECU’s virtual-based financial wellness program, CueItUp. Scholarship applicants can choose from an array of financial topics, including Building Healthy Financial Habits, How to Use a Checking Account, How to Use Credit Cards Responsibly, Buying a Car, and many more.
Since 2020 was a particularly rough financial year for so many families, the credit union is also offering a free webinar to help parents and students navigate through the financial aid and student loan financing process. The webinar will cover topics like Understanding Financial Aid Letters, Financial Aid Negotiation, and What Happens After You’re Accepted. The live webinar will be held April 21, 2021, at 12 pm ET; families can register online at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7829854712179641870.