The application window for the 2022-2023 school year is closed. The application window for the 2023-2024 school year will be October 1 - February 1.
Ed was an Acclaim board member from 1987 until 2021. He held various positions during his tenure including Chairman. During his many years of admirable volunteerism, he offered unwavering support and guidance to the ever growing success and growth of Acclaim. In honor of his hard work, volunteerism, and dedication to our credit union, we have established an annual $1,000 scholarship fund available to our members.
Acclaim has partnered with the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation to offer an and easy-to-manage application process for our members. There’s a simple sign up process which allows you to manage your scholarship application through their portal.
In addition to the Acclaim Federal Credit Union Ed Thomas Community scholarship, the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is offering additional scholarship awards. An applicant that does not receive a scholarship award from Acclaim is automatically entered in the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s scholarship pool.
In addition to the credit union scholarships awarded, the Foundation likewise awards scholarships to eligible applicants each year. You must be a member in good standing at any North Carolina or South Carolina credit union to qualify for a scholarship from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. Available scholarships include those based on academic achievement, financial need and attendance in at a community college.
Applicants will use the Scholarship Application Portal at the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. The process is as follows:
To be eligible for one of our scholarships, you must meet these criteria:
Application information you’ll need and how to make your application stand out:
Please write an essay, not to exceed 300 words, on the following topic:
Most everyone agrees that financial education is not emphasized nearly enough. This is especially true for high school aged students, since they are preparing to soon make major financial and life decisions. If you were given the power, what specific steps would you take to improve financial education for high school students?
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