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2021 Scholarship Program

Baton Rouge Telco is proud to launch our 2021 Scholarship Program. So if you’re a local high school (soon to be) graduate and you’ve got what it takes, apply for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship or two $1,250 scholarships. Cash to cover books, meals, or those darn parking tickets!


The Deets
Current high school students in one of Baton Rouge Telco’s 10-parish service area are invited to apply. The first-place winner will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship and two runners up will receive a $1,250 scholarship each. The winners will be selected by the Baton Rouge Telco Scholarship Committee.

Essay:
Applicants will write and submit an essay (500 words or less) that answers this question: “According to a 2016 report by Bank of America, only 16% of Americans between ages 18-26 are very optimistic about their financial future. How important do you think the role of financial literacy is for young Americans, and how do you think financial institutions could better serve them in this regard?”

Bonus Essay – We love bonus points around here! In 500 words or less tell us, “When you’re the CEO of Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union, what banking feature would you create and why?”


Before you Start:
Please review the following requirements and information for what you will need to complete the application. Please have everything ready before you begin.

  • Official High School Transcript (PDF)
  • Official ACT Score Report (PDF)
  • Information on Scholastic Awards and Achievements
  • Information on Extracurricular Activities
  • Information on Community Service
  • Completed Essay (PDF or Word Doc)
  • Allow 30-minutes to complete the application (you cannot save progress and return to the application once you begin)

To be eligible for a Baton Rouge Telco scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Baton Rouge Telco member in good standing at the time of application
  • High school graduating senior in spring 2021
  • Be scheduled to attend an accredited university, community college, or trade school for the fall semester 2021
  • GPA of 2.5 or above

Only current Baton Rouge Telco members in good standing are eligible to apply and be awarded a scholarship. However, you can apply to become a member at any time! Open your account online or visit a branch near you to get started. Be sure to establish membership prior to completing your online application!

Applications must be submitted through our online application process no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.

You will need a PDF of your official high school transcript and your official ACT score report. Have information on your scholastic awards and achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, and your completed essay. You will also need a computer with internet access to be able to submit the online application.

Scholarship winners will be notified by Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and results will be made public shortly thereafter.

When you’re ready, click Apply Now to complete the online application. You will be required to submit information regarding your scholastic achievements, extra-curricular activities, and community service, as well as your 500-word essay. Please allow enough time to complete the application once you’ve begun. We strongly encourage you to save your answers on a separate word document in case there is an error while moving through the online application. 

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Disclosures

Scholarship applicant must be a primary Baton Rouge Telco member in good standing at the time of application and graduating from high school in spring 2021 with plans to attend an accredited university, community college, or trade school. Scholarships will be awarded in a single monetary transaction to their Baton Rouge Telco share account. Immediate family members of Baton Rouge Telco employees are not eligible to win. Immediate family members are defined as children, grandchildren, and siblings. Scholarship winner(s) will be asked to have their picture and/or video taken with a Baton Rouge Telco representative for publicity purposes.