$10,000 in Scholarships are Available to TopLine Members!

Did you know that TopLine Credit Union Foundation will be awarding $10,000 in scholarship money to TopLine members who are continuing their education? The scholarships include four $1,000 scholarships and twelve $500 scholarships. Applications must be received by August 31st to be considered.

Any individual planning on pursuing post secondary education by attending a college or university, graduate school, or a 2 to 4-year community, vocational or technical college in the fall of 2017 is eligible. All eligible schools must be accredited by the U. S. Department of Education.

Those interested need to complete a one-page application form and submit an essay (500 words or less) that responds to the statement: “You selected TopLine as your financial partner; discuss how your credit union can continue to help you along your financial journey.”

 

TopLine Credit Union Foundation

TopLine Credit Union Foundation, established in 2015, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Guided by its mission of “Working within the Community to Build a Better Tomorrow,” the foundation supports community outreach activities by awarding scholarships, contributing to community charitable organizations, providing financial education and counseling for members of all ages, and sponsoring other charitable efforts.

To make a donation or to learn more about TopLine Credit Union Foundation, visit www.TopLinecu.com/Foundation, call 763-391-9494 or email Foundation@TopLinecu.com.

 

Good luck to all of our scholarship applicants!

The Importance of Scholarships to Finance Your Education

As tuition costs continue to climb, scholarships are becoming more and more crucial to a majority of students pursuing a college degree. It is important to both parents and students to understand the benefits scholarships can provide to a college education. Simply researching a few different options and taking the time to fill them out could save you thousands of dollars over the course of your education.

Scholarships

Students and parents should think about their financial situation long before stepping foot on campus. Traditionally, parents have contributed the biggest piece of the financial aid pie. However, according to Dailyworth.com, parents are saving more than they have in the past, but it still isn’t enough. This is yet another reason why it is important to put solid time into applying and researching for scholarships; no matter how well they prepare, parents just can’t do it alone anymore.

The cost of college living is skyrocketing. Census data from 2015 showed that 18 to 34-year-olds are more likely to be living with their parents today than when the recession hit. When it comes to paying for college, there’s a lot more to consider than just tuition. Students need to take into account other living expenses, such as apartment costs, food, utilities, and any other bills they accumulate. The best way to cover some of these costs is to obtain scholarships.

Graduation

Whether you are a student searching for a scholarship or a parent looking to invest in your child’s future, Topline is a great place to get started. The TopLine Credit Union Foundation is a program that reaches out to the community by awarding scholarships and providing financial education and counseling to members of all ages.

The TopLine Credit Union Foundation will be awarding $10,000 in scholarship money to members who are continuing their education. The scholarship awards include four $1,000 scholarships and twelve $500 scholarships.

We are pleased to announce that the Foundation is now also a part of the AmazonSmile Charitable Partner Program! This means you can now support the TopLine Credit Union Foundation by simply shopping online! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our foundation.

 

For more information on scholarships or financial education, visit TopLine’s website, email us at Foundation@TopLinecu.com, or call 763-391-9494. We are always happy to help you or your student pursue their dreams.