2021 Fortera Credit Union Scholarships

Ten $2,000 Scholarships will be awarded!

Fortera Credit Union is committed to supporting the education of our young members by awarding 10 higher education scholarships. The Fortera Credit Union Scholarship Program was established to help student members pursue a post-secondary education and earn an undergraduate degree, associate degree, or a trade certification. The scholarships will be provided courtesy of the Fortera Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements*

To be considered for a Fortera Credit Union Scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must be the primary member of a Fortera Credit Union account and the account must be in good standing. Not yet a member? Students 18 years of age or older can join Fortera online, by phone (931.431.6800 or 800.821.5891), video chat or at one of our branch locations. Minors can join by phone, video chat or at one of our branch locations with a parent or guardian as the account custodian.
  2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and will attend an accredited college, university, community college, or technical school, and be considered a full-time student. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 on a 4-point scale to be eligible.
  3. Applicants must submit a one to two page typed, double-spaced essay on the topic of “What are two innovative ways to promote financial services to your generation?” Students must also submit their official high school transcript, a copy of an acceptance letter from the college, university, community college, or technical school of their choice, a head shot photo, and a completed Scholarship Application. If you need an application, please visit forteracu.com or stop by any of our branch locations. By signing the Scholarship Application, you are giving Fortera permission to use your name and picture for publicity.

Apply Today — DEADLINE IS MARCH 26, 2021

Applicants must submit the following:

Completed application and corresponding information must be received by 4:00 p.m. CST on March 26, 2021, to be eligible.

Please email (jprice@forteracu.com), mail or deliver information to:

Fortera Credit Union
Attn: Scholarship Applications
P.O. Box 30669
2050 Lowe’s Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040


Call 931.431.2153 or email jprice@forteracu.com.

*The scholarship amount of $2,000 will be a one-time payment made directly to the school by the Credit Union. Graduate students are not eligible. All qualified applicants will have an equal opportunity to be selected to receive a Fortera Credit Union Scholarship. A qualified applicant is anyone who meets the above eligibility and has submitted all required information. Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified by June 4, 2021. The number of scholarships to be awarded each year will be determined by the Board of Directors of Fortera Credit Union each November for the following graduating school year.

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