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Member Education Award - Eligibility
Member Education Award - Eligibility

Please read all instructions carefully before completing the application.

All applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2019 to receive consideration. We encourage you to go online prior to the due date to ensure materials have been received.

Winners of the 2019 Member Education Award will be announced in mid-May 2019.

For more information, call 800.462.8328, ext. 4002 or email us at communityrelations@schoolsfirstfcu.org and reference MEA in the subject line.

All supporting documents, including letters of recommendation and official transcripts (high school and above, for all applicants) must be mailed or emailed:

Mail
SchoolsFirst FCU Member Relations Committee (MEA)
Attn: School & Community Relations
P.O. Box 11547
Santa Ana, CA 92711-1547

Must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2019.

Email:
communityrelations@schoolsfirstfcu.org

If emailing transcripts, they must come from an official digital credential service (i.e. Parchment) or directly from the school or university Registrar office and reference 'MEA Required Documents' in the subject line.  If emailing letters of recommendation, they can come from the person recommending the student.

Must be received no later than January 31, 2019.


To be eligible for a Member Education Award, the applicant must:

  1. Be eligible for and have established individual Membership with SchoolsFirst FCU. Member number must be the applicant’s own (A relative's Member number is not acceptable)
  2. Submit a completed application form online
  3. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation:
    a. One (1) letter must be from a teacher or administrator who is familiar with the applicant’s academic performance (download form)
    b. One (1) letter must be from a community member outside the school setting, who is familiar with the applicant’s participation in community activities, and who is not related to the applicant (download form)
    c. The letters must address the four criterion on the recommendation form
  4. Submit official transcripts (high school & college, for all applicants). We do not keep documents from previous years. All information must be re-submitted each year. If you are a college freshman or sophomore, we must receive your high school transcript & most current college transcripts; these can not be copies.
  5. Meet the following criterion:
    a. A graduating high school senior or a freshman or sophomore attending an accredited college with 60 credits or less
    b. An "unweighted" Grade Point Average (GPA) reflecting academic achievement of at least a 2.5 average (an unweighted GPA includes coursework that excludes any extra grade points given for AP, IB or Honors classes)
    c. Participant in community affairs and a responsible member of society, having characteristic traits such as reliability and integrity
  6. Award recipients must register at an accredited institution of higher learning for the Fall 2019 term
  7. Members of SchoolsFirst FCU’s "Official Family" (SchoolsFirst FCU staff, volunteers, and their immediate family members) are not eligible to participate in the Member Education Award

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