SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has just opened the 2018-2019 DNCU Scholarship Program.
For the past eight consecutive years, Del Norte Credit Union has helped over 60 deserving local area students with a combined $64,000 in scholarship funds. This year, Del Norte Credit Union is awarding 10 exemplary students with $1,000 scholarships.
DNCU established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a GED and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
Applications are available to download at dncu.org and can be filled out electronically before printing and mailing in.
“What better way to support our communities than to help our youth forge a path to a better future. This is an important way we live our vision of improving lives,” Chuck Valenti, DNCU CEO/ President said. “We are proud to help students from every community we serve and we encourage all graduating seniors to apply.”
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a member of Del Norte Credit Union prior to the application deadline.
- Be a high school senior, equivalent home school senior, or a recipient of a GED received in same year of higher education enrollment.
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services. In no instance does any officer or employee of DNCU play a part in the selection.
About Del Norte Credit Union
Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is dedicated to helping its members achieve their financial goals by being a trusted source of unbiased financial advice. Today DNCU serves more than 46,000 members throughout New Mexico.