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Tropical Financial Credit Union accepting scholarship applications from local students • Coral Springs Talk

Tropical Financial Credit Union

2019 Tropical Financial Credit Union Scholarship Recipients. 2020 and 2021 were awarded online.

By Sharon Aron Baron

For the 10th year, Tropical Financial Credit Union is awarding scholarships to local students totaling $10,000.

A non-profit financial institution, Tropical accepts applications for its annual scholarship program. This year, there are three scholarships: one grand prize of $5,000 and two scholarships of $2,500.

“Our scholarship program has become a tradition that we look forward to every year,” said Rich Helber, president and CEO of Tropical Financial Credit Union. “Knowing that these scholarships can directly make a difference in the lives of community members and their future is priceless.”

The application is open to high school students preparing for college and mature students already in college, adults planning to attend college, or adults returning to college for a master’s level.

The grand prize and one of the other scholarships are for high school students entering college. The third scholarship of $2,500 is reserved for a non-traditional student, someone already enrolled in college, a mature student returning to college, or returning to pursue a master’s degree.

Current members of credit unions or those who apply for membership before the end of the application period on March 31 are eligible.

Applicants must live or work in Tropical Financial service areas, including Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, or St. Lucie counties in Southeast Florida; Lee, Collier, Hendry or Sarasota counties in southwest Florida.

Eligible students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher write an essay summarizing their educational goals and how they were financially assisted by Tropical Financial. Other factors will be considered, such as community involvement, charity work, and extracurricular activities.

For more information visit Tropical Financial tropicalfcu.com/scholarship2022.

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron

Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was established in 2012 to provide information, views and entertainment to residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.