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We are proud to help our members with continuing their education. Completion of this scholarship application is the first step in the application process for the River Valley Credit Union Scholarships. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must have submitted all required documentation by the stated deadline. The top three essay entries and video entries will each receive $1000. You can apply for our essay and/or video scholarships.


1. Scholarships are available to active members of River Valley Credit Union that are in good standing.

2. Scholarships are available to members who are in High School.

3. Winners will be allowed a free choice in the selection of an accredited school of learning.

4. Your completed application and your essay and/or video should be submitted or postmarked by February 10, 2023.

5. The Board of Directors will distribute awards only after the successful recipient has been accepted at the institution of their choice and presents a receipt for education expenses.

6. Awards will apply to the term immediately following the award.

7. Winners will be selected by mid-March.

8. Applicant MUST be a River Valley Credit Union member.

Essay Scholarship Criteria 

1. Must complete an essay of 250 words or less that reflects your ideas about the benefits of your River Valley Credit Union membership and how it will help you in the future.

2. Completion of the Scholarship Application.

3. Either mail in this completed Scholarship Form with your essay OR fill out the application below with your essay in the final text area.

Video Scholarship Criteria 

1. Construct a video on what makes a credit union better than a bank. You will need to share the video on a site like Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc., then include the link to your video in your application. A limit of 2 minutes.

2. Completion of this Scholarship Form OR fill out the application below.

Scholarship Application

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

SCHOLARSHIPS: Upon presenting a receipt for education expenses, a check will be given to the winners.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: A panel of judges will evaluate all entries and decide the winners by March.

CERTIFICATION: All of the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

If you are mailing your Scholarship Application, please mail it to:

Scholarship Fund

PO Box 160

Lowell, MI 49331

Please be aware email communication is not secure. Please do not include confidential information (Social Security number, account number, etc.) in any part of the email message.

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