Scholarships

2020 Donald Jeffers Scholarship

Sharefax Credit Union will award 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.

Application and essay deadline was 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.

*For complete scholarship rules, 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

Ohio Credit Union Foundation Video Scholarship - deadline extended

The Ohio Credit Union Foundation believes in lifting up our Ohio student credit union members who are moving on to higher education through its annual video scholarship. Students can submit a short video for the chance to win one of three scholarships towards college tuition. Applications are being accepted starting now through jJune 1, 2020, and we hope you can play a role in promoting this substantial scholarship to your membership.

To qualify for the video scholarship, student applicants must:
– be at least a high school senior;
– be a member of an Ohio-based credit union; and
– plan to pursue an undergraduate degree during the 2020-2021 school year.

Applicants must:
– Create a 1 to 2½-minute video addressing this year’s request:
“Imagine you are now running your credit union, and you need to promote the benefits of membership. Create a 1 to 2.5-minute commercial to entice community members to join your credit union.”

Video entries can be edgy, funny, bold, simple, serious – or anything in between. Entries will be judged on accuracy of information presented, effectiveness in addressing the scholarship question, and originality.

Promotional materials are attached. Please promote this scholarship opportunity in your lobbies, newsletters, website, and on your social media outlets.

Video entries must be submitted online via the Foundation’s website, www.OhioCreditUnionFoundation.org, by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT June 1, 2020. The scholarship winners will be announced June 22, 2020.

2019 Donald Jeffers Scholarship Award Winners

Sharefax Credit Union awarded two (2) $500 scholarships in the name of Donald Jeffers. 

Winners:

Erin Jennings, Northern Kentucky University

Jason Keith, West Clermont High School