Helping young kids, students, and adults learn how to earn and manage their money.
Financial growth and learning opportunities at your friendly neighborhood Credit Union in the Roanoke, VA and Lynchburg, VA areas
We want to give away $25,000 in 2019 for education in our community. Each year, we give away thousands of dollars in Report Card Rewards, Teacher Grants, and Scholarships. While we’re well on our way to meeting our $25,000 goal, we need your help to make it happen! After all, who doesn’t want money? No gimmicks - we’re serious! There are three ways you could help:
Take part in our education programs detailed below
Recruit your friends, family, and teachers to participate
Spread the word to anyone and everyone! Share this web page and/or our social media posts about our education programs.
Here at Blue Eagle Credit Union, education is one of our core values. Research has proven that teachers, on average, spend about $500 out of their own pockets to create positive learning experiences for their students. We want to help ease some of that financial burden!
In 2016, we introduced our annual Teacher Grant, which is fully funded by employees of Blue Eagle Credit Union. To date, we’ve given over $10,000 in grants to local teachers. This grant helps teachers of grades K-12 to fund new and innovative programs for students. It’s just one example of how our Blue Eagle Credit Union family lives our core value of education.
Interested in applying? All the details are in our Teacher Grant Guidelines & Application. Applications are available in the fall of each year, and must be submitted to TeacherGrant@BlueEagleCreditUnion.com by October 20, 2019.
Report Card Rewards
Do your kids earn A's and B's? Here at Blue Eagle Credit Union, good grades pay! Last year, we paid out over $4,000 in Report Card Rewards to youth members. Education is important to us, and as one of our core values, we want to reward students for their hard work!
So let your students start their summer out with a little pay day! Kids can earn up to $15 just for having good grades! Blue Eagle Credit Union youth members in grades K-12 can earn $2 for every “A” and $1 for every “B” on their final (year-end) report card. All you have to do is bring in the student's report card!
So kids, finish the year strong and be sure to stop by one of our offices with your final report card by July 31st in order to be rewarded!
Not a member yet? Become a member today so you can enjoy Report Card Rewards too! The process is quick, easy, and the best part is that your kids will start earning immediately!
The Alexanders were two of Blue Eagle Credit Union's founding members. They dedicated many years of service to our credit union and even operated out of their home in those early days of our credit union's history. Their sound foundation of quality member service and financial integrity still resonate with our members today. In honor of Alec and Doris Alexander, we award ten $1,000 scholarships annually.
Any member with an account in good standing needing assistance with higher education (university, college, or technical/vocational school) tuition may apply. For full eligibility details and rules, please refer to the Alexander Scholarship Application.
Applications for the scholarship are available online in the Spring each year and must be submitted with all necessary supporting materials by the stated deadline in late April.
It's a Money Thing
Are you confused about money matters? Do you find learning about finances boring? Well, no more, my friend! Let us introduce you to It’s A Money Thing! We have a library of financial resources designed to entertain, as well as teach you more about money. We know that financial lingo can be complicated, so let It's A Money thing break down complicated topics for you! Check out our videos, handouts, infographics, and more! It covers a wide variety of topics for any age, and who knows, maybe even you will learn a thing or two!
Learn to manage your money
Being an adult doesn't mean that you have to know everything. It's okay to have questions! Our goal is to help you See Banking Differently and to provide you with the resources to learn how to do it. With staff on hand to get to know you and your family, we can recommend some financial options to help you along your journey! We have also partnered with others in the valley to offer FREE financial workshops in a variety of areas. So, check out Bank on Roanoke Valley today to find a workshop that's right for you, stop by any of our offices, or call us! We'd love to help!