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Congrats to our 2022 Scholarship Winners

Carrie Roe - Above & Beyond Scholarship Winner

Carrie Above and Beyond Scholarship Winner

 

 

Carlee Crawford -  Educators of Tomorrow Scholarship Winner

Carlee Educator Scholarship Winner

 

Skills Scholarship Deadline Extended!

The Skills Scholarship deadline has been extended for the scholarship season so there's still time to apply! 

 

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Learn more about the scholarships Azura awarded in 2022.

Above & Beyond Scholarship

Recipients were eligible for the Above & Beyond Scholarship if they were:

  • A high school senior graduating in 2022
  • A current or future university or college student
  • A current or future vocational or technical student

To apply for the Above & Beyond Scholarship, they needed to submit a 60 second video answering the following question:

"Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?"


Educators of Tomorrow

Recipients were eligible for the Educators of Tomorrow Scholarship if they were:

  • Seeking a degree in the educational field (required)
  • A high school senior graduating in 2022
  • A current or future university or college student
  • A current or future vocational or technical student

To apply for the Educators of Tomorrow Scholarship, they needed to submit a 60 second video answering the following question:

"What motivates you to become a teacher?"


Skills Scholarship

Recipients are eligible for the Skills Scholarship if they were:

  • Seeking a degree or certification from a vocational or technical institute (required)
  • A high school senior graduating in 2022
  • A current or future university or college student
  • A current or future vocational or technical student

To apply for the Skills Scholarship, they needed to submit a 60 second video answering the following question:

"How will this scholarship help you achieve your career goals?"

 

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Commonly Asked Questions

  • Applications open on January 1, 2022.
  • All applications and supporting documentation must be received no later than April 1, 2022.
  • Azura Credit Union Members or those with an immediate family member with an Azura account.
  • Membership effective date must be prior to December 2021.
  • Applicants will be attending an accredited higher education institute within the state of Kansas or within 80 miles of an Azura Credit Union.
  • Applicants should be classified as one or more of the following:
    • A high school senior graduating in 2022.
    • 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.

Education and Skills Scholarships have additional requirements. 

  • 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
    • Above and Beyond Scholarship: "Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?"
    • Educators of Tomorrow: "What motivates you to become a teacher?"
    • Skills Scholarship: "How will this scholarship help you achieve your career goals?"

Judging will take place in late April 2022 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.

Recipients will be announced May 1, 2022.

Before you begin recording your video:

  • Make sure to put your phone on a tripod or something to keep your phone stable. It is important to have a steady shot. Always film in landscape mode.
  • It is best to have lighting in front of you, so you can be seen clearly. Make sure your lighting is not behind you.
  • Make sure your camera lens is clean.
  • Be aware of your background. You do not want the application committee focusing more on what is in the background vs listening to what you have to say.
  • Develop your outline of talking points before you start filming. This will keep you on track and not talking randomly about things that have nothing to do with the topic.


Recording Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Dress business casual
  • Introduce yourself
  • Speak slowly and clearly
  • Pay attention to your voice volume
  • Make sure you end at 60 seconds
  • Be creative
  • Watch your submission before submit it
  • Get a second opinion from someone you trust
  • 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 more than one scholarship.
  • 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.

 

Additional questions can be directed to katie.beach at azuracu dot com or by calling Azura Credit Union’s Community Development Department at 1.800.432.2470.

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