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Cornerstone Financial Credit Union announces 2014 Scholarship Fund

Cornerstone Financial Credit Union announced today that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual $25,000 Scholarship Fund, supporting college-bound students in middle Tennessee. Public, private and home-schooled high school students in Williamson, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Rutherford and Sumner are eligible to apply for the $1000 scholarships. Cornerstone members and dependents of members in the state of Tennessee are also eligible. Qualifying students access information about the program and apply by going towww.GetFocusedOnFinance.org/college-bound.
 
Founded as Educators’ Credit Union in 1955, Cornerstone Financial Credit Union has significantly broadened its membership base but education has remained a core value. 
 
According to Cornerstone CEO Hank Flury, “Our scholarship program is one of the best ways we can demonstrate our commitment to education, and in particular, financial education.  Seeking out available scholarships is a financially responsible way for students and their parents to minimize the burden of student loans.”
 
Applicants are asked to briefly explain what they’ll do while they are in college to ensure they start off on the right foot financially when they graduate.  While this information is not included in the qualification criteria for scholarship awards, Cornerstone sees this as an ideal opportunity to obtain valuable information from teenagers who will soon be making their own financial decisions.   
 
“We’re capturing insightful feedback from these young folks who understand that the actions they take in college will have a major impact on their financial futures.  From studying hard to maintain scholarships, to working part-time jobs, these students are planning to take the right steps to maximize their education and minimize their college-related debt,” said Flury.
 
Applications from qualifying high school seniors will be accepted through February 17, 2014.  Applications can be made now by visiting www.GetFocusedOnFinance.org/college-bound.

Posted on: 1/6/2014

 
 

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