MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Cornerstone Financial Credit Union recently announced that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual $25,000 scholarship fund, supporting college-bound students in Middle Tennessee.
Public, private and home-schooled high school students in Rutherford, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Sumner and Williamson counties are eligible to apply for the $1,000 scholarships.
Cornerstone members and dependents of members in the state of Tennessee are also eligible.
Qualifying students may access more information about the program and apply by going to www.GetFocusedOnFinance.org.
Founded as Educators’ Credit Union in 1955, Cornerstone Financial Credit Union has significantly broadened its membership base but education has remained a core value, officials said.
“Our scholarship program is one of the best ways we can demonstrate our commitment to education, and in particular, financial education,” said Hank Flury, chief executive officer of Cornerstone.
“Seeking out available scholarships is a financially responsible way for students and their parents to minimize the burden of student loans,” Flury said.
Applicants are asked to briefly explain what they would do while in college to ensure they start off on the right foot financially when they graduate.
While this information is not included in the qualification criteria for scholarship awards, Cornerstone sees this as an ideal opportunity to obtain valuable information from teenagers who will soon be making their own financial decisions.
Applications from qualifying high school seniors will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 17.