Fort Knox Federal offers scholarships

Staff Report

Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will award a one-time $1,000 college scholarship to four outstanding 2016 high school graduates. This year’s scholarships, designated the Howard Roush Memorial Scholarships, will be announced during the 65th Annual Membership Meeting on May 10, 2016, at the Performing Arts Center located at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

Application information is available on Fort Knox Federal’s website at: Applications are due to the Credit Union by April 15, 2016.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must be a current high school senior or graduate; a member in good standing with Fort Knox Federal; confirmed to attend a college or vocational/technical institute within one year of graduation; and have demonstrated outstanding achievements in academics, community service and extracurricular activities.

Applicants will be evaluated on their overall high school grade point average, community service, financial need based on overall family income and lack of other financial assistance or other siblings in college. Sharing financial need information is on a strictly voluntary basis and applicants not providing this information are not penalized during consideration.

“The Roush Scholarships directly support Fort Knox Federal’s mission of improving the financial quality of our members’ lives. Helping this year’s group of deserving students continue their education is also an investment in the future of our community,” said Ray Springsteen, Fort Knox Federal President and CEO.

Fort Knox Federal is the largest Kentucky-based credit union in the state with approximately $1.3 billion in assets. The Credit Union serves 90,000 members, primarily in central Kentucky; however, Fort Knox Federal has members around the world.

Fort Knox Federal offers a full range of financial products and services, including free worldwide ATM access, free online BillPay with qualifying relationship, reduced auto and home equity line of credit loan rates. The Credit Union also offers fee free checking and is one of the largest providers of checking accounts as well as home mortgages in Hardin County.

Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is a private, not-for-profit financial services cooperative and is insured by NCUA for individual deposits up to $250,000 per account. Fort Knox Federal has approximately $1.3 billion in assets currently and serves approximately 90,000 members from 16 branches throughout central Kentucky. Fort Knox Federal has been awarded the BAUER FINANCIAL 5-star SUPERIOR rating for 24 consecutive years.

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