October 14th, 2010

Ten $2,000 Scholarships Available Now

Apply for one of ten $2000 scholarships
We are now accepting applications for the A.G. “Tony” Marino Scholarship Program where SMCU will award ten $2,000 scholarships to qualified students for the 2011-2012 academic school year. Application deadline is January 31, 2011. We will announce scholarship recipients in early March.

The A.G. “Tony” Marino Scholarship program honors Mr. Marino, our founder, and his many contributions to the credit union. All SMCU members or dependent children of members are eligible for the scholarship program with the exception of Board Directors, children of either Board Directors or Scholarship Committee Members and previous scholarship winners. We award scholarships based on a review of academic standing, financial need, extracurricular activities and/or employment.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted to a branch location no later than January 31, 2011. We will notify scholarship winners in March 2011.

In addition to the application itself, all applications must include the following:

  1. School transcript or equivalent
  2. A minimum of 2 current letters of recommendation
  3. A maximum of 2 sheets of paper containing responses to all 3 essay questions on the application

Applications lacking any of the required documents will be disqualified.

Download the application now, or pick one up at any one of our branch locations.

12 Responses

  1. Jo Scherer says:

    Is the scholarship for high school students, or could it be for vocational education?

    • SMCU says:

      According to the board policy: “Scholarships may be used to defray the cost of tuition at any accredited college or university.” So it can be for any school, as long as it is going toward an accredited degree program.

  2. m says:

    Can scholarships be applied to student loans from past tuition costs?

    • SMCU says:

      The scholarships are disbursed directly to the school and must be applied to tuition payments for the 2011-2012 academic school year.

  3. Freddie Stanleta says:

    My Daughter is going to be attending King’s College in London UK, can she qualify for this scholarship? (…and no I am not wealthy, she is just very gifted and fortunate to have gotten accepted.)

  4. Marmot Snetsinger says:

    I am an older student interested in attending graduate school and changing careers. Am I applicable for this scholarship?

  5. EA Dana says:

    I am currently applying to PhD programs for admission in the 2011-2012 academic year. Confirmation of acceptance to these programs will not be known until after the scholarship deadline. Can I still apply for the scholarship and withdraw the application if I am not accepted or is confirmation of program enrollment a requirement for scholarship?
    Thank you.

    • SMCU says:

      Yes, you should still apply. The majority of candidates are seniors in high school and have not yet been accepted by the time they apply for the scholarship. In the event a scholarship winner is not accepted into an accredited program, the scholarship would be given to an alternate.

  6. Linda G says:

    On the application, on item #4, it says “Financial Need Worksheet for 2010-2011″…

    Should it rather be 2011-2012, which is the school year in which the scholarship will be applied?

    • SMCU says:

      We have confirmed that this should be a Financial Need Worksheet for 2010-2011. That way you are submitting your current, known expenses rather than trying to predict future expenses. Hope that helps.