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    UECU Announces 2022 Student Scholarship for Utility and Energy Families


    May 5, 2022 - Wyomissing, PA, May 5, 2022

     

      Wyomissing, PA, May 5, 2022 ? UECU, a utility and energy-focused Credit Union, is offering a $3,000 student scholarship to families in the utility and energy industries. Employees working in these fields who are pursuing post-secondary education, as well as family members who are planning to attend college or a technical trade school in the fall of 2022, are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. Applicants can apply for Credit Union membership online at uecu.org/join and submit a scholarship application at uecu.org/scholarship by May 23, 2022.

      Students who submit an application will have an opportunity to grow their money skills with UECU’s virtual-based financial wellness program, CueItUp. Scholarship applicants can choose from an array of financial topics, including Building Healthy Financial Habits, How to Use a Checking Account, How to Use Credit Cards Responsibly, Buying a Car, and many more. To help parents and students navigate through the financial aid and student loan financing process, the Credit Union is also offering a free webinar, Student Loans: Connecting the Pieces. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the financial aid process, federal and private student loans, smart borrowing tips, and the timeline from application through student loan disbursement and servicing. The live webinar will be held May 18, 2022, at 1 PM ET and 6:00 PM ET; families can register online at https://uecu.studentchoice.org/resources/on-demand-webinars/.

      For 88 years, UECU has been helping utility employees, and their families save on loans, grow their savings, and conveniently manage their finances. Students and young adults getting ready to launch their careers benefit from the Credit Union’s special financing options for first-time borrowers, nationwide convenience with the UECU debit card, free mobile services, and cashback rewards. UECU also offers students and their families a better way to pay for college with fixed and variable rate private student loans.

      Credit Union membership is a lifetime benefit, so no matter where students move to, their membership stays with them. Whether they go to school in their home state, move across the country, or travel abroad, they can easily access their accounts, apply for a loan, or speak with a dedicated member service representative. And when it comes time for their first auto loan, mortgage, or credit card, they can turn to a lender they trust.

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      About UECU

      UECU, a not-for-profit financial cooperative, has been helping members and their families reach their life-long financial goals for 88 years. Located in Wyomissing, PA, the Credit Union serves its 47,000 members nationwide with convenient online and mobile banking services. Without shareholders or branches to maintain, UECU pays members back with no to low fees, cashback rewards, savings rates consistently higher than the national average, BaZing checking benefits, and affordable rates on loans, credit cards, and mortgages. Lifetime membership benefits include financial education, access to financial and retirement planning services, insurance services, and more. Credit union membership is open to Utility and Energy employees and families nationwide, as well as Pennsylvania residents.

      UECU is among the 4% of US credit unions to receive the Best of Bauer Status for having earned BauerFinancial’s 5-Star Rating for financial strength for over 30 years! UECU has also been ranked as one of the top 200 healthiest credit unions in the US by DepositAccounts.com. To learn more about UECU’s exclusive member benefits, visit https://uecu.org/ or call 800.288.6423.

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