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MCU accepting applications for 2015 Scholarship Program

$66,000 in scholarships available for college-bound high school seniors

December 8, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
These are the 2014 MCU $5000 Scholarship winners. Photo credit: Chris Cassidy
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Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Scholarship Program. MCU will award $66,000 in scholarship grants to college-bound graduating high school seniors: eight memorial scholarships worth $5,000 each and 13 grants of $2,000 each.

Eligibility in the MCU Scholarship Program is open to all MCU members, and the children or grandchildren of a member in good standing. Selection is based on academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, references and an essay expressing personal goals. Additionally, students applying for the scholarships who are also MCU members will also automatically be entered for a $500 statewide Public Relations and Marketing Council Scholarship. 

Applications are available at MCU’s Brooklyn branches at 1904 Surf Ave. in Coney Island, 2142 Ralph Ave., 1560 Flatbush Ave., and 350 Jay Street, on MCU’s website,, and also at any MCU branch. The deadline for completed applications to be submitted is Jan. 31, 2015. MCU will hold a special awards reception in the spring of 2015 to recognize the eight $5,000 scholarship winners.

The scholarships are part of MCU’s long-standing, larger corporate commitment to youth education and financial literacy across the greater New York area. In addition to these scholarships, MCU also awards valedictorian/salutatorian recognition awards to graduating high school seniors.

Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the Country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of over $2.0 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 350,000 members.


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