News

Discover all the latest news from Dawson Co-op Credit Union. Keep up with upcoming events, get financial tips and advice, and learn about new programs and incentives in our newsletter. Learn about the scholarships we have to offer. You will also find our latest annual reports. Just one more way you can count on the people you know to help with your financial needs!

News

Discover all the latest news from Dawson Co-op Credit Union. Keep up with upcoming events, get financial tips and advice, and learn about new programs and incentives in our newsletter. Learn about the scholarships we have to offer. You will also find our latest annual reports. Just one more way you can count on the people you know to help with your financial needs!

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Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council scholarship. The 2018 scholarship application will open in October. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives. Unlike most other financial institutions, credit unions do not issue stock or pay dividends to outside stockholders. Instead, earnings are returned to members like you in the form of lower loan rates, higher interest on deposits, and lower fees.

Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council scholarship. The 2018 scholarship application will open in October. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives. Unlike most other financial institutions, credit unions do not issue stock or pay dividends to outside stockholders. Instead, earnings are returned to members like you in the form of lower loan rates, higher interest on deposits, and lower fees.

Scholarship Timeline:

  • October to February 1 – Essays and applications accepted
  • February 1 – Scholarship submission deadline for online.
  • February to March – FSC Committee reads and evaluates scholarship essays
  • Mid-March – Final scholarship essay read and scoring
  • Late March to April – Announce winners

Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council

Scholarship Timeline:

Scholarship applicants must be one of the following type of students:

  • traditional: current high school student graduating in 2016
  • traditional: PSEO (high school students utilizing post-secondary education option but not graduation in 2016)
  • non-traditional: post high school student or those returning to post-secondary after some time off In addition, scholarship applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • enrolled or plan to attend an accredited, non-profit educational institution in an undergraduate or graduate program (both master and doctorate). Awards will not be disbursed until the student is accepted and enrolled in an accredited institution.
  • enrolled in at least one course at the accredited school during the scholarship application time frame.
  • must be a credit union member in good standing (as determined by your credit union) affiliated with the Minnesota Credit Union Network
  • information provided on the application must be accurate and solely the authentic work of the applicant.

Additional notes:

  • financial need is not considered in the selection of the scholarship recipients.
  • immediate family and household members of the Foundation Scholarship Council are not eligible to enter.
  • applicants will be asked to approve that their names, words and/or photos can be used in various media to promote the credit union scholarship program

Application & Essay Submission Guidelines:

Submit a 500-word essay answering the essay question for this scholarship period. The essay should not exceed 500 words. Transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be considered. Do not use your name or the name of your credit union in your essay or on the essay page. Essays that include your name or the name of your credit union will be automatically disqualified. Spelling, grammar and creativity will be considered. 

Distribution of Scholarship Funds:

Applications will be judged in March, and award winners will receive their scholarship money after completing the first semester of the following school year. Scholarship funds will be distributed after a transcript from the completed semester and proof of registration for the following semester is provided. Students must be enrolled in at least one course at an accredited institution to be eligible. Please include:

  • NAME AND ADDRESS OF SCHOOL
  • YOUR HOME ADDRESS
  • YOUR PHONE AND EMAIL

Scholarship money will then be provided to the recipient in the form of a check payable to the student and the school. All scholarships must be claimed by May 31.

Annual Reports

As  a Credit Union, Dawson is member-owned and is not in the business of making money, but instead providing for our members and helping them fulfill their goals. Find our latest annual reports from the last few years below:

Annual Reports

As  a Credit Union, Dawson is member-owned and is not in the business of making money, but instead providing for our members and helping them fulfill their goals. Find our latest annual reports from the last few years below:

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Become a Member of Dawson Co-op Credit Union

Learn more about becoming a member of our growing financial cooperative. Once a member always a member, even if you decide to close your membership you may rejoin.