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Monday, February 6, 2012

Community Financial Awarding College Scholarships

Last year's scholarship recipients.
Community Financial Credit Union has announced, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Plymouth (CFP), it will be awarding twelve $1,000 scholarships in April to college-bound students.

Each year, college tuition rises and many students struggle to afford the expense. According to USA Today, two thirds of the undergraduate class of 2011 graduated with an average of more than $25,000 of debt.

“With rising college costs, families may be struggling to help their children financially,” says Sarah Cousineau, Community Financial Marketing Manager. “That’s why we give back to students every year through our scholarships.”

Students must be accepted at or applied to an accredited college, university or trade school for either full or part-time for the 2012 Fall semester. If you’re eligible, make sure to apply by March 2, 2012. You can apply online now by visiting Please follow the instructions and guidelines for “Community Financial Margaret Dunning, George Lawton and Phil Curtiss Scholarships.”

Judging will be based on a combination of academic performance, community service, extra-curricular activities, letters of recommendation, job and employment, essay answers and financial need. All application materials must be submitted online.

If you are heading off to college soon, make sure to follow these steps to prepare yourself financially and read our previous post on how to budget for your freshman year.

Good luck with the scholarship application and be sure to follow Community Financial on Facebook and Twitter for updates on scholarships and other awards and contents.

Posted by: Community Financial
Community Financial Members Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution owned and governed by its membership.

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