The purpose of the $1,000 McCrumb Scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement, community involvement, and excellent character.
Requirements to qualify for scholarship:
- Scholarships are available to members of PFCU who are high school seniors or home-schooled seniors for the class of 2019.
- Must be a member, in good standing, of PFCU.
- Must enroll in an accredited university, vocational or technical college in the fall of 2019 following high school graduation.
- Total GPA of 3.0 or higher
Criteria for awarding the scholarship by the McCrumb Scholarship Committee at PFCU:
- Citizenship - The recipient must have a good citizenship record, such as outside work activity advantageous to their church, family or community.
- Attitude - The student’s attitude must be that which, in the consideration and opinion of the committee, will make additional education or training beneficial to him/her in the community which the student will reside.
- Economics - The financial situation of the student shall be taken into consideration by the committee as to whether or not the applicant needs the funds. Students who will be working or repaying a large part of their education funding are encouraged to apply.
The Scholarship Application:
Part 1: Student Application
Part 2: Written Recommendation from one non-relative such as a neighbor, boss, teacher or coach. Please make sure your reference omits your name in their recommendation letter.
Part 3: Two references that are non-relative and not associated with your school.
Part 4: A typed essay (500 words or less) on a famous quote and how it encompasses your philosophy of life.
Details of Scholarship:
- There will be a total of ten (10) scholarship recipients- we strongly encourage those pursuing a skilled trade to apply for this scholarship.
- The amount awarded for the McCrumb Scholarship is $1,000.00 for each scholarship recipient.
- Payment will be made in check form and payable to the scholarship recipient to use towards future schooling.
- The scholarship recipients are invited to attend our Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2019 to be awarded their check and get their picture taken.
- The scholarship must be used within one year after the date it is awarded.
The application, recommendation form and essay need to be submitted, in full, online or to any PFCU office by March 15, 2019. All winning applicants will be notified by PFCU.
By submitting this application you agree to give PFCU the right to use and reuse, in any manner at all, the essay, photographs or any general information provided by the application selection process. This information could be used in any medium or form of distribution, and for any purposes including, without limitation, all promotional and advertising uses, newspapers, and other trade purposes, as well as using your name in connection therewith, if needed.
If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 647-7571 Ext. 1131.