Scholarship Guidelines and Requirements

Eligibility 

  • Azura Credit Union Members or those with an immediate family member with an Azura account. 
  • Membership effective date must be prior to December 2018.
  • Applicants will be attending an accredited higher education institute within the state of Kansas or within 25 miles of an Azura Credit Union.
  • Applicants should be classified as one or more of the following:
    • A high school senior graduating in 2019.
    • A current or future university or college student.
    • A current or future vocational or technical institute student.
  • Both traditional and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the online application found here
  • Provide a copy of your high school or most recent transcripts
  • Provide a copy of your acceptance to attend a Kansas accredited higher education institute
  • Provide contact information for three references
  • Applicants are required to complete a 60 second video based on a topic chosen specifically for each Scholarship
    • Diane Wright Memorial Scholarship: Tell us about a teacher who changed your life.
    • Above and Beyond Scholarship: Tell us how this scholarship will help you achieve your long-term goals
  • All applications and supporting documentation must be received no later than February 1, 2019

Judging

Judging will take place in late February 2019 and will be conducted by a committee selected by Azura Credit Union. Points will be awarded based on your submitted 60 second video, transcripts and community activities to determine the scholarship recipients.

Additional Scholarship Information

  • Scholarship winners will be announced March 1, 2019
  • Scholarship proceeds will be sent the first week of August.
  • Scholarship proceeds may be used to help pay tuition, housing, books or meal costs and will be paid directly to the college/university or technical school by Azura Credit Union.
  • It is at the discretion of the committee if an applicant is eligible to win both scholarships.
  • Applicants and recipients are eligible to apply in future years.
  • Winners agree to have their names, photos and potential educational/biographical information published in Azura Credit Union publications and press releases.
  • Azura Credit Union employees and Board Members are not eligible. Immediate family members of Azura Credit Union employees or Board members are also not eligible.
  • Immediate family is defined as: Someone’s spouse, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, mother-in-law and father-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law and sons-in-law. Adopted, half and step members are also included in the definition of immediate family.
  • Scholarship applications are online only - found here
  • Questions can be directed to katie.beach@azuracu.com or by calling Azura Credit Union’s Community Development Department at 1.800.432.2470.