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Missouri Credit Union Increased Scholarships

Missouri Credit Union offers 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 about 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 slow 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 State Technical College in Linn.

MCU names its scholarships in memory of Alan T. Busby, Anthony W. Lampe, Pauline “Pat” Miles, Harold “Hal” G. Virgen, Brenda Fasken, Dr. David West, and Charlie Touzeau, CPA. Each one made outstanding contributions to MCU’s Board of Directors during their lifetime.  Since 1993, Missouri Credit Union has awarded more than $466,000 in scholarships.

2020 Scholarships

Beginning January 2, 2020, MCU will accept applications for the scholarships. High school seniors graduating in spring of 2020 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 (PDF). The following information must be provided:

  1. Biographical sketch – tell us about yourself in one page or less;
  2. High school transcript;
  3. Copy of completed 2020-2021 Federal Student Aid form; and
  4. Brief essay, 2 pages or less, about your goals and how a scholarship from MCU will help you achieve them.

You can email the application and information as a single pdf to scholarships@missouricu.org. If you prefer, you can 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 4:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020.

If you have any questions, please call MCU at (573) 874-1477 or (800) 451-1477 Toll-free (Outside of Columbia or Jefferson City only).