Promoting financial health and awareness has always been paramount business for Armco Credit Union.
In the summer of 2018, we started our own scholarship program to help students entering their freshmen year of college/trade school. “What these young people are going to be able to give back to the community is so much farther reaching than what we’ve been able to give to them, but we’re so glad to be a part of their education,” said John Gibson, Vice President of our Board of Directors. The program started by giving a total of $5,000 to 10 deserving students.
With such a successful response to the program, it was an easy decision to continue the program in 2019.
In the summer of 2019, the program was expanded to include 20 students with $10,000 given away in total. With another wave of positive responses and appreciation, the program was voted to continue for the 2019-2020 year with the intent to continue expanding and giving back to the community.
Our Board of Directors recently increased the 2020 scholarship fund to $15,000. Unlike previous years, however, the application and awarding of the scholarships will occur before the end of students’ senior year of high school. We’ve also refined the application process and have replaced letters of recommendation and a lengthy essay with something more practical and useful to the student – a resume. “We feel that simplifying the process and requiring students to create a resume instead of writing an essay provides more long-term value to the student,” Gibson added.
To apply, please click the link below to download the application. We recognize that not every student has a resume, so we’ve made it easy to help them create their first by creating a sample resume and a resume template.
Now accepting scholarships: Please drop off completed applications at any branch location or mail to:
Armco Credit Union
Scholarship Application Committee
P.O. Box 1589
Butler, PA 16003-1589
Friday, February 28th, 2019: Application submission deadline
May 2020: Scholarship recipients announced
Summer 2020: Luncheon for recipients and guests
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Congratulations to last year’s scholarship winners!
Front L-R: Andie Arblaster, Moniteau High School; Taylor Shene, Solon High School; Stephanie Pogue, Butler Area High School; Anna Kaufman, Butler Area High School; Ashton Huff, Moniteau High School; Sierra Nagy, Slippery Rock Area High School; Elizabeth Adams, Armstrong High School; Madisyn Clark, Moniteau High School.
Back L-R: Tyler McFadden, Moniteau High School; Ryan Hinchberger, Slippery Rock Area High School; Shannon Clontz, West Allegheny High School; Marissa Slupe, Portersville Christian School and Colleen Marsili, Springdale High School.
Not Pictured: Emily Fox, Lenape Technical School; Madalyn Fry, Butler Area High School; Carolyn Kelly, Moniteau High School; Aneisa Klingensmith, Evangel Heights Christian Academy; Kyle Pfabe, Butler Area High School; Emily Sarver, Slippery Rock Area High School and Collin Witouski, Eden Christian Academy.