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Deadline To Apply For $1,500.00 Scholarships Is Approaching

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John Coxon

Waukegan, IL, November 27, 2012: Each year, Consumers Cooperative Association (CCA), the sponsor of Consumers Credit Union (CCU; $585 M. Waukegan, IL), offers scholarship opportunities for local students. The window to apply for one of six (6) $1,500.00 scholarships available this year is rapidly drawing to a close: applications must be received by Monday, December 31, 2012, to be considered.

High school students scheduled to graduate next spring are eligible to apply for one of the six (6) $1500.00 scholarships, as long as the applicant and/or parent/guardian has been a Member of Consumers Credit Union for a minimum of one (1) year. Applicants will be evaluated on academic performance, financial need and leadership abilities, including community involvement. To be considered, applicants must complete an application and submit a non-returnable photo. Those students awarded scholarships will be featured in an upcoming issue of CCU's newsletter, The Reporter.

"The Scholarship Committee of the Association always looks forward to reviewing the applications," said Elizabeth Oldham, CCA President. "Reviewing the applications underscores how much a quality education means to our students - and that is underscored by the number and quality of the applications we receive."

Applications are available at area high schools, at all six Consumers Credit Union locations and online at Valid applications must include the student's official high school transcript through their junior year, along with a copy of their first semester grades from the current academic year. Applications must be received by December 31, 2012.

"Consumers Credit Union is proud to have a sponsor that values higher education and is willing to reward the academic success of our future leaders," noted Sean Rathjen, CCU President. "We believe it's extremely important for students to have every opportunity to reach their individual potential. Consumers Cooperative Association supports that belief with their highly successful scholarship program - one that receives many, many applications each year."

For more information about Consumers Cooperative Association's scholarship program, please contact Karen Jarrett, CCU's Human Resources Manager, at (847) 265-5517. Consumers Credit Union is Member-owned with offices in Waukegan, Mundelein, Round Lake Beach, Gurnee, North Waukegan and now in Volo . . . and online at