Scholarships are awarded by MCCU’s foundation based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: academic history, community involvement, and demonstrated leadership skills. Scholarship recipients are selected at the sole discretion of the foundation, and the awards are non-transferable.
To be eligible, you must:
- Currently attend high school in an eligible county*;
- Plan to attend a college or university that is accredited by a regional or national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
- Enroll in and complete courses during the Fall 2023 term;
- Be actively seeking a degree; and
- Promptly provide your Fall 2023 official transcript upon completion of the term.
A completed application and all supporting documents, including high school transcript, video submissions, and photo must be submitted online by March 31, 2023. Scholarship funds will be granted and distributed by the Members Cooperative Credit Union Community Youth Foundation, 4628 Mike Colalillo Dr., Duluth, MN, 55807, and mailed via USPS First-Class Mail® to selected recipients that meet all scholarship eligibility requirements.
By signing below, I affirmatively state that all information contained in my 2023 Future Leaders Scholarship application, question responses, and video is accurate.
By signing below, I grant permission and consent to Members Cooperative Credit Union Community Youth Foundation and Members Cooperative Credit Union as well as, their affiliated companies, and their licensees and assigns (collectively “MCCUCYF”) to use, edit, broadcast, and distribute any image, voice, recording (on any media) and information included in my 2023 Future Leaders Scholarship application, question answers, and video submitted to the credit union. This permission and consent include, but is not limited to, broadcast and distribution of the name of my hometown, the name of the high school I attend(ed), the college or university I will attend, my anticipated major, and other biographical information. I further grant permission and consent to MCCUCYF to use, broadcast, and distribute my image, voice, written statements, and verbal statements, and to record my picture and/or voice (on any media) in connection with my scholarship application and scholarship receipt, if applicable, and to edit these recordings at their discretion. I am granting permission and consent without restriction for purposes of publicity, advertising, and sales promotion.
I hereby certify that I have read and understood this statement, and that I give my consent to it.
*Minnesota: Aitkin, Anoka, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, St. Louis. Or Washington Counties. Wisconsin: Douglas County
Please attach a copy of your high school transcript. Be sure your transcript is the most recent available and includes courses completed during your senior year.
Short Answer Questions
Please answer each question in 200 words or less.
One-Minute Video Submission
Please record and submit a one-minute video of yourself responding to the following question:
Why is it important to give back to your community?
Important: Please make sure the video URL is viewable.
(How to create an unlisted video on YouTube)