The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) is pleased to announce the start of the 2016 Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship program, which will award $5,750 in scholarships to high school seniors and graduates.
- High School Scholarship – These scholarships are designated for four high school seniors planning to enter college in 2016. The first place prize is $1,500; second place is $1,000; third place is $750 and fourth place is $500.
- Post-High School Scholarship – These scholarships are designated for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2016. The post-high school scholarship category will award two $1,000 scholarships.
Applicants must complete the online application and write an essay that is no more than 500 words on the following topic:
What are the long term benefits education will have on your
financial independence and well-being? How can your credit union play a role in your financial 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. The deadline for applications is midnight February 7, 2016. Winners will be notified via mail in April 2016,and the results will be posted on www.IowaCreditUnionFoundation.org.
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January 8, 2015 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on NCUA Consumer Education Videos
New NCUA Videos Educate Consumers on Frauds, Scams and Cyber Threats
Educated Credit Union Members Play Important Role in Cyber Security
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 7, 2015) – Credit unions have a new resource to educate their members about frauds, scams and cyber threats with the release today by the National Credit Union Administration of a two-part video on how to recognize, avoid and report cyber fraud.
“We all must contribute to protecting the broader credit union system,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “Ongoing member education on topics such as detecting, avoiding and preventing fraud not only protects a credit union’s reputation, but it also helps members maintain their financial well-being. I encourage all credit unions to use these new videos when educating their members about protecting their finances and fighting cybercrime.”
Available on the NCUA’s YouTube channel, the videos are part of NCUA’s Consumer Report series developed by the Office of Consumer Protection.