Three graduating high school seniors will each receive a $4,000 scholarship. Two students currently enrolled in an accredited higher-education institution will each receive a one-time, $1,500 scholarship toward their fall 2017 tuition.
“Benchmark is committed to supporting financial awareness and success strategies throughout our Chester County community,” said David LaSala, Benchmark President and CEO. “This scholarship program is just one way we hope to ease the financial burden on deserving students and their families.”
Benchmark is the only federal credit union to exclusively serve Chester County.
All scholarship applicants must successfully answer the following question: How will I make an impact in my community based upon the secondary education I plan to receive?
Essays of up to 750 words are due by 4 PM on Friday, March 31, and will be judged by an independent panel of community and education leaders. Winners will be notified by April 28.
The scholarship program is open to students who already are, or are eligible, to become Benchmark FCU members, and do so prior to the contest deadline. The minimal membership fee to join the credit union is $5.
Rules, official cover sheet, and membership information can be found at http://www.benchmarkfcu.org/.