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Connex CU Offering $5,000 in Scholarships to Local Students
Posted on February 18th, 2016

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Feb. 16, 2016) – College is a highly rewarding experience for those with the opportunity to attend. However, it can also be an expensive time for these scholars. The high cost of tuition, books and living expenses can rapidly deplete the funds of even the most frugal college students. Connex Credit Union is now accepting applications for its annual college scholarship program for college-bound or currently enrolled students looking to cut into the sizeable costs of higher education.
Connex is offering three different scholarships, and those who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
   > A 3.2 GPA or higher
   > Are able to provide a copy of a current transcript   
   >Are a current Connex member, or join upon applying
   >Complete and submit the online application and essay   
   >Submit the application and transcript by March 31, 2016

*Please note that former winners are not eligible

Please submit all applications to www.connexcu.org.

All transcripts (including GPA) can be sent to:
Connex Credit Union
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 477
North Haven, CT 06473

“It brings us great joy to help our younger members as they embark on their college endeavors,” said Carl J. Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union. “The expenses that accompany a college education can be quite intimidating, and we are happy to offer our student-members financial assistance through our scholarship program.”
The scholarships offered for 2016 are:
      >The $1,000 Nicolas G. Hackett Memorial Scholarship        
      >The $2,000 John R. Edwards Community Involvement Scholarship (for students demonstrating a commitment toward community service)        
      > The $2,000 Arthur B. Haesche Memorial Scholarship (specifically for business students)Applicants will be required to answer an essay question as part of the application.
If you have any questions, contact Connex at connex_marketing@connexcu.org.
 
About Connex Credit Union:
As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 45,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex, or Fairfield Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit connexcu.org.


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