Help With Higher Education Expenses & Hard Work In School Gets Rewarded
Blue Eagle® Credit Union gives more than $10,000 in support of education efforts
Roanoke, VA, June 13, 2014 – Blue Eagle® Credit Union believes education is a key element in developing a secure future and has created two programs to support members’ education efforts.
The credit union annually offers the Alexander Scholarship, awarding $1,000 each to ten deserving members. The scholarship is named in honor of Alec and Doris Alexander, a husband and wife team who spent many years building their credit union with a sound foundation of quality member service and financial integrity that all members of Blue Eagle® Credit Union still enjoy today. The scholarship is open to any member seeking higher education, not just high school seniors. Members interested in applying for the Alexander Scholarship can find full details and eligibility requirements in the application online or in any Blue Eagle® Credit Union office. The scholarships will be presented at the Blue Eagle® Credit Union Annual Meeting Sunday, September 14, 2014.
The credit union also rewards young members in Kindergarten through grade 12 who have As and Bs on their final report card. “We recognize that these young members will soon be leaders in our credit union, but also our communities. We want to encourage them to do their best in school and show them how hard work can help them achieve their goals, whatever those may be for each young member,” shares CEO Jeff Thompson. Blue Eagle® Credit Union requires their members in K-12 to bring in or send in a copy of their final report card by August 1st of each year in order to be rewarded. They make a deposit into the student’s account with the credit union, paying $2 for every final A and $1 for every final B, up to a maximum deposit of $15.
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Serving the greater Roanoke and Lynchburg areas, Blue Eagle Credit Union is a community chartered credit union with roots dating back to 1948. With a Vision of Enriching Lives and a Mission of Delivering Solutions, Blue Eagle Credit Union is committed to building relationships with members that last a lifetime and generations beyond. Blue Eagle Credit Union is a member owned, full service, financial cooperative with more than $115 million in assets, as well as two office locations in Roanoke, VA; one office location in Lynchburg, VA; four full service ATMs of their own; a network of surcharge-free ATMs nationwide; and a variety of electronic delivery channels for member service.