College Corner

Need funding for college?

The Smart Option Student Loan® for Sharefax Credit Union by Sallie Mae®

For borrowers attending degree-granting institutions
Now you can pay for college the smart way with three great repayment options and competitive interest rates!
This loan is an ideal solution to help you pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships and federal loans. To learn more or to apply, please get started here.

The Smart Option Student Loan features and benefits:

  • Multiple in-school repayment options plus a choice of competitive fixed and variable interest rates provides even more flexibility
  • No origination fees and no prepayment penalty
  • Rewards and interest rate reductions available
  • Rates that reward creditworthy borrowers
  • Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may help you qualify
  • 100% US-based Student Loan Specialists

To learn more, please get started here.

Scholarship Opportunities

2020 Donald Jeffers Scholarship

Sharefax Credit Union will be awarded three (3) scholarships to graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate college students for the upcoming school year in honor of Donald Jeffers. This year, Sharefax will award one (1) first place scholarship for $2,000 and two (2) second place scholarships for $1,000 each.

To be considered, submit an essay answering the following questions:

 Credit Union membership is growing; however credit unions only hold a small percentage in the financial services industry. What are the most important factors behind the choices individuals make in selecting a financial partner? How would you go about increasing Credit Union awareness?

There are 3 ways to enter:

Application and essay must be received by 11:59:59 pm on Friday February 14, 2020.

The winners will be presented their scholarship award certificates at the Sharefax Annual Meeting on April 5, 2020.

All entrants must be full time students this coming fall and be a Sharefax member in good standing.*

Sharefax employees, directors, vendors and their immediate families are not eligible.

To download application, click here.

To complete application online, click here.

Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee of the Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance invites you to apply for a scholarship. There will be at least eight scholarships awarded at $1,000 each. To qualify, you must be at least a senior in a local high school and plan to enroll in post-high school studies, including vocational, professional and academic studies, which are not limited to colleges and universities. Applicants may also be anyone who is obtaining an Associates or Bachelor Degree. You yourself must be a primary member of an Ohio Credit Union in one of the Cincinnati Chapter area counties to be eligible. (Cincinnati Chapter Counties are: Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Butler, and Warren)

Winners only will be notified by email by April 3, 2020.  Names of the winners may be published in the local newspaper after the awards dinner.

Please mail scholarship entry to:

CACUOA Scholarship Committee

C/O Karen Riel

United Methodist Financial Credit Union

431 Ohio Pike, Suite 100N

Cincinnati, OH  45255

Deadline to apply: Postmarked by Friday, February 14, 2020


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