Cornerstone Credit Union Announces 2019 Founders Scholarship Program

FREEPORT, IL Cornerstone Credit Union is now accepting applications for their  2019 Founders Scholarship Program. Cornerstone will be awarding six (6) $1,000  Founders Scholarships, for a total of $6,000, to deserving high school seniors. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2019.

Since the program’s inception in 1998, Cornerstone has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to youth in the areas they serve. This one-time scholarship will be awarded to recipients who have exemplified leadership and dedication throughout their high school scholastic career and who plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, or technical/trade school. “Education is a key element of the credit union’s mission and is vital to the success of our community and economy,” said Gail Clore, President of Cornerstone Credit Union.

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 $116 million in assets, serving nearly 14,000 members. Cornerstone offers service centers in Freeport, South Beloit, Sterling, and Milledgeville.

CONTACT: Lorna Cote, Marketing Director, phone 815-235-5855; email