High school seniors in the greater Rochester area have another chance at winning $2,000 to put toward their college expenses. ESL Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, with five scholarship awards totaling $10,000.
Scholarship applications will be available in ESL branches and online at www.esl.org.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be:
- A member in good standing at ESL;
- a high school senior in the Greater Rochester area during 2015/2016 school year;
- and, attending an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2016.
Applicants will be required to provide official copies of their transcripts, letters of recommendation from a school official, and community/volunteer organization, and a list of extracurricular activities and community service to apply for the scholarships.
Students will also be required to write an essay about how they have demonstrated one of ESL’s core values – accountability, caring about people, initiative, integrity, or teamwork.
“College can be expensive, so by awarding our scholarships, we can take some of the financial burden off families and students,” said David Fiedler, CEO of ESL. “Our community is fortunate to have such talented and promising students. These scholarships will recognize, and reward them, for their achievements inside and outside the classroom.”
Students must apply by Feb. 1, 2016. Winners will be announced in the spring.