Iowa Credit Union Foundation Renames Scholarship in Honor of Warren A. Morrow
Des Moines, Iowa—The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) is pleased to announce the renaming of the Family Involvement Board Scholarship program to the Warren A. Morrow Scholarship program.
Two different scholarship programs are available through the Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship program.
The first is a scholarship for high school seniors with a projected graduation date of 2013. The high school scholarship competition will award a total of $3,750. The first place prize is $1,500; second place is $1,000; third place is $750 and fourth place is $500.
The second program is the post- high school scholarship, which is open to any person who is entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program. This category will award two $1,000 scholarships.
Applicants must complete the entry form found on IowaCreditUnionFoundation.org and are required to answer the following question in no more than 500 words. Essay questions are designed to encourage learning about the credit union movement and its mission.
Given the fragile state of our national economy, with record unemployment and deficits,
describe how having an emergency savings account is more crucial than ever.
How might someone utilize their credit union to focus on saving?
Judges will base their scores for the essay on originality, clarity, meaningful content, accurate presentation of facts, adherence to contest rules, spelling, grammar and punctuation. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. Winners will be notified via mail by April 2013, and the results will be posted on IowaCreditUnionFoundation.org.
“The Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship will keep Warren’s spirit alive by providing young adults and nontraditional students with education opportunities,” said Marybeth Foster, Executive Director of ICUF. “Without Warren, ICUF would not be where it is today. Warren was instrumental in ICUF’s ability to obtain a grant that provided matching funds to launch Iowa’s first credit union IDA program.”
About the Iowa Credit Union Foundation
Founded in 1995 as the philanthropic arm of the Iowa Credit Union League, the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s (ICUF) primary focus is to eliminate poverty in the state of Iowa. ICUF seeks to carry out its mission to help Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence through its various programs, grants and scholarships. For more information, visit IowaCreditUnionFoundation.org.