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High School Honors and Awards
Please list honors and awards and grade(s) of participation.  Examples include: honor roll, National Honor Society, Principal's awards, science fair awards, college book awards, student athlete awards, Eagle Scout classification, Girl Scouts Gold award, etc.
High School Activities
Please list high school activities and grade(s) of participation.  Examples include: sports teams, clubs, band, drama, choral, orchestra, yearbook, school newspaper, tutoring, etc.
Community Activities and Volunteer Work
Please list community activities and volunteer work and grade(s) of participation.  Examples include: scouting, community service projects, community volunteerism, religious youth groups, youth counseling, etc.
Leadership Positions Held (elected or appointed)
Please list leadership positions held and the grade(s) of participation.  Examples include: class officer, club officer, sports team leader, scouting leader, student government officer, band/orchestra 1st chair, etc.

Please respond to the following questions in a comprehensive essay.  Your response should be between 300-500 words.  Please be sure to cite all sources, and ensure that you have answered each of the components of the essay.  Please use 12 point font and double space your essay response.

Question: Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that exist to serve members, not generate profit.  "People helping people" is the philosophical foundation of these institutions.  What do you see as the value of this foundation?  Please explain.
In addition:

  • What makes Palisades Credit Union different than a for-profit financial institution?
  • How does Palisades Credit Union demonstrate credit union's "people helping people" philosophy?; and
  • If you ran Palisades Credit Union, what is one new initiative/program you would implement?
High School Transcript (Grades 9-11)
Certification and Release Authorization
The following information must be completed for the applicant to be considered for a scholarship award.
  • I certify this information is true, complete, and accurate.
  • I authorize the release of this information to confirm and/or verify this application.
  • I agree to use any scholarship funds awarded at an accredited educational institution by January 31, 2024.
  • I authorize Palisades Credit Union to publish my child's name and/or photo for the use of promotional materials, news releases, and/or social media.

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