The application window for the 2024-2025 school year is October 1 through 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:
As you reflect on your educational journey through high school, what influenced you the most as it relates to your own personal finance knowledge? How did that influence the financial goals you set and what steps are you taking to achieve them? Also, what financial lessons do you wish you would have received more of during high school and what solutions do you recommend to make sure younger students receive financial education that will help them in the future?
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