SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - Mountain America Credit Union's 2014 scholarship program launches February 1, 2014, with a total of six scholarships being offered to credit union members and their families. The scholarships are awarded based on a student's academic performance, family financial situation, community volunteer service and a written essay about his or her educational and career aspirations.
"We have provided scholarships for many years and continue to be amazed at the academic abilities, community service and goals of scholarship applicants," said Marshall Paepke, executive vice president/chief administrative officer of Mountain America. "At Mountain America, we believe education plays an important role in the development of individuals and can assist them in achieving their career dreams and life aspirations. We are committed to assisting students achieve their education in our community."
Paul R. Ball Memorial Scholarship
Mountain America awards $2,000 each to three winners of the Paul R. Ball Memorial Scholarship, which honors a former Mountain America vice president who died in a tragic automobile accident in 1992. The scholarship is available for credit union members or their families.
Applications will be available at Mountain America branches beginning February 1, 2014, and can also be found on the Mountain America website, www.macu.com/scholarships. Applications must be completed by the student and mailed to Mountain America postmarked by April 11, 2014.
Paul R. Ball Scholarship winners will be notified and their names posted on the Mountain America website by May 23, 2014.
Utah Public Employees' Association Scholarship
Another option is the Utah Public Employees' Association (UPEA) Scholarship, which awards $1,000 each to three winners. This scholarship is available for those who are Mountain America and UPEA members or their dependents who live in Utah.
UPEA Scholarship applications will be available February 1, 2014, on both the Mountain America website, www.macu.com/scholarships and on the UPEA website, www.upea.net. Applications must be completed and submitted to UPEA by 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the UPEA General Council at the Marriott Hotel in Provo.
Mountain America Credit Union has more than $3.5 billion in assets and serves more than 450,000 members wherever they are through online and mobile banking. Mountain America branches in five states, and more than 30,000 ATMs and 5,000 shared-branching locations nationwide. With Utah credit union roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America has become a tradition for many members. The credit union offers a variety of financial products and services for consumers and businesses, including savings accounts, auto loans, checking accounts, mortgage loans, business checking, SBA loans and retirement options. Visit www.macu.com for more information