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Missouri Credit Union
Increased Scholarships

Missouri Credit Union is offering 16 scholarships to help member families cope with the rising cost of higher education and the resulting burden on household budgets.

"We are very concerned at the challenge that families face to pay for post-secondary education," said Hal James, president. "Since many see higher education as the best choice to enhance career opportunity in a still-dormant economy, we at Missouri Credit Union want to do what we can to help our members ease the burden."

Each scholarship will be $2,500 for graduating high school seniors who are members of Missouri Credit Union, or whose parents are members. The credit union also will award scholarships for students planning to attend post-secondary technical schools such as Linn State Technical College.

Missouri Credit Union has awarded more than $306,000 in scholarships since 1993.

The 2014 scholarship application deadline is 5:30 p.m., April 18, 2014.


2014 Scholarships — Deadline is 5:30 p.m., April 18, 2014

Beginning January 2, 2014, MCU will accept applications for the Pauline "Pat" Miles Scholarships ($2,500 each), the Alan T. Busby Scholarships ($2,500 each), the Anthony W. Lampe Scholarships ($2,500 each) and the Harold "Hal" G. Virgen Scholarships ($2,500 each). High school seniors graduating in spring of 2014 are eligible. The recipients will receive the scholarship funds for use toward the four-year college or university of their choice, or a two-year technical school of their choice.

Applicant selection will be based on:

  1. Financial need;
  2. Scholastic achievement; and
  3. Extracurricular activities.

Applicants must print and complete MCU’s online application, MCU Scholarship Application. The following information must be provided:

  1. Biographical sketch of yourself;
  2. High school transcript;
  3. Copy of 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid form; and
  4. Brief essay of why you feel qualified.

You can scan your application and the information above and send it to If you prefer, you can also deliver or mail the information to:

MCU Scholarship Committee
111 East Broadway
Post Office Box 1795
Columbia, MO 65205-1795

All of the above must be received by email or at MCU’s Columbia Downtown location no later than close of business (5:30 pm) Friday, April 18, 2014.

If you have any questions, please call Kate at 573-817-5451 (Direct) or 800-451-1477 Toll-free (Outside of Columbia or Jefferson City only).