American Heritage Credit Union is Now Accepting Applications for Annual Cecilia B. Grady Scholarship Program
American Heritage Credit Union (American Heritage) is awarding 30 high school seniors a $1,000 scholarship to ease the financial burden of higher education expenses. American Heritage Credit Union’s Scholarship Committee will select the 2021 scholarship recipients based on their scholarly merits, community and school involvement, a letter of recommendation, and a submitted essay describing an experience that demonstrates their character or helped to shape it.
Eligibility requirements for graduating high school seniors include:
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 on transcript
- Have been formally accepted into an accredited two- or four-year college, university, trade, technical or business school
- Be a member in good standing of American Heritage since April 1, 2020
- Cannot be an employee or family member of an American Heritage employee
“The cost of a higher education has increased year after year, and in most circumstances, it’s a necessity to receive additional aid or scholarships to assist with the cost,” states Bruce K. Foulke, American Heritage’s President & CEO. “Our future community leaders are coming out of school with more debt and financial burdens than any generation before them. This is one of the reasons we created our Scholarship Program for our younger members, to ease the cost of their education in however they see fit and to support their career aspirations. I encourage all qualified student members to apply!”
The application period begins February 1, 2021 and ends on March 31, 2021. Students interested in applying can visit AmericanHeritageCU.org/Scholarship to begin the application process or to read the full list of submission materials or eligibility requirements. American Heritage will also host a webinar on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10 AM to walk participants through the scholarship application process. Webinar registration can be found at AHCU.co/Scholarship-Webinar.