To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the criteria.
Applicant must be a member:
Applicant must be a primary or joint current account holder with Addition Financial at the time of application submission and scholarship award payout. If the applicant does not have an account at the time of selection, the applicant will be disqualified.
Addition Financial employees, officials & immediate families:
Addition Financial employees, officials, immediate families of employees and immediate families of officials are not eligible.
Requirements for high school applicants:
High school applicants must be graduating high school in the spring or summer of 2021. Applicants must be accepted into or enrolled into a four-year, accredited bachelor’s degree program at a college, trade school or university that is located in the state of Florida. (Minimum 12-credit hour semester or full-time equivalent.) This scholarship award is designed to be distributed over a four-year timeframe.
Requirements for master's degree applicants:
Master’s level applicants must be accepted into or enrolled into a master’s level program that is located in the state of Florida or online.
Applicant must have a current cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher.
Six college scholarships.
Each college scholarship winner will be awarded $10,000 over four years. ($2,500 per year.)
Two master's scholarships.
Each master's level scholarship winner will be awarded $2,500 each. (One time payout.)
Answer both Essay Questions in the space provided on the application. Scan and attach the Letter of Recommendation to your application.
Essay Question #1: In 100 words or less, pick a character from a movie or a book and discuss their use of money and whether you agree or disagree with their choices.
Essay Question #2: In 100 words or less, tell us what question we should ask you to help you stand out from all of the other applicants. Then answer the question.
Letter of Recommendation: This letter should include applicant's demonstrated community service efforts.
Judging, Renewal & Timeline
- Applications will be reviewed and judged by a scholarship committee within Addition Financial.
Personal information will be redacted prior to review by the scholarship committee. Missing information within application will result in disqualification. The credit union is under no obligation to contact applicants regarding missing information.
- Winners will be selected and notified by April 16, 2021.
Scholarship check will be made payable jointly to the recipient and their designated school and will be mailed directly to the school. The applicant will work with the school financial aid office to check status of scholarship and their account balance. All decisions made by Addition Financial will be final.
- College scholarship renewals will need to be submitted to email@example.com the following information:
- Proof of completion and grades from the last semester the scholarship was applied.
- Proof of full-time enrollment for the upcoming fall semester.
If you have questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at 407-896-9411 ext. 2543.