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Now Accepting Applications for SPIRE Scholarships

February 12, 2021
Now Accepting Applications for SPIRE Scholarships

SPIRE is now accepting applications for the 2021 SPIRE Scholarship Program. A total of $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded — three $1,000 scholarships for traditional students (graduating high school seniors) and two $1,000 scholarships for non-traditional students (returning to or continuing college).

Applicants will complete an online application form and submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the topic, “How has the global pandemic financially affected you and/or your family, and what steps have you taken to manage your finances throughout this time?”

In order to apply, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a primary member of SPIRE Credit Union.
  • SPIRE account must be in good standing.
  • Applicants must submit an online application and write an essay of 500-1,000 words on the topic, “How has the global pandemic financially affected you and/or your family, and what steps have you taken to manage your finances throughout this time?”
  • Student must retain a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Do not include the applicant's name or family members' names in your essay or community involvement responses as this will result in disqualification of the application.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to applicants attending any post-secondary, accredited school  (2-year, 4-year, trade school, vocational school, etc.).

Applicants will be selected by a committee based the overall presentation of essay and application (appearance, style, grammar, content), their community involvement, and school/extracurricular activities.

Completed applications must be received by April 15, 2021. Scholarship winners will be notified in May.

For more information and to apply, visit myspire.com/scholarship.

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