Cornerstone Credit Union Announces 2018 Founders Scholarship Program

FREEPORT, IL Cornerstone Credit Union announced that applications for their 2018 Founders Scholarship Program are now being accepted. Cornerstone will be awarding three $4,000 Founders’ Scholarships, for a total of $12,000, to deserving high school seniors. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.


The scholarship is dispersed over a four-year period to encourage and promote degree completion. Since the program’s inception in 1998, Cornerstone CU has awarded more than $160,000 in scholarships to area youth to attend an accredited college, university, community college, or technical/trade school.


Visit for an application and full details. Applicants must be a current member or join the credit union as part of the application process. Membership is open to people who live or work in Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside or Winnebago Counties in Illinois, or Green and Rock Counties in Wisconsin.


Established in 1939, Cornerstone Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $110 million in assets, serving nearly 14,000 members. Cornerstone offers service centers in Freeport, South Beloit and Sterling.


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