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 2018 tuition.
“For almost a decade, we have been thrilled to present scholarship checks to students across the region as they pursue their dreams,” said David LaSala, Benchmark’s CEO. “Benchmark is committed to supporting financial success strategies throughout our Chester County community.”
All scholarship applicants must successfully answer the following: Pick an experience from your life and explain how it has influenced your financial development/well-being. Essays of up to 750 words are due by Friday, March 30 and will be judged by an independent panel of community and education leaders.
Winners will be notified by April 27. The scholarship program is open to students who already are, or are eligible, to become Benchmark 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 here.