Four local high school students will share $6,000 in scholarship funds as part of Hughes Federal Credit Union’s seventh-annual scholarship program. 

Applications are now being accepted. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.  Applicants must be high school seniors entering college or trade school in the 2012 fall semester, and must be members of Hughes.

The four scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence, community service and interest in advancing personal education.

To enter, students must write a credit union-themed essay.

“We encourage applicants to be creative,” said Kellie Terhune Neely, Hughes vice president.  “Their essay might include mock presentations with visuals in the form of an advertising or promotional campaign.  It’s a great opportunity for students to gain insight into the financial industry and in the unique benefits that credit unions offer.”

Applications with essays must be submitted by March 3. 

Application forms and complete entry information are available at  Applicants may also contact the scholarship committee at 794-8341.

Hughes Federal Credit Union is locally owned and operated, and celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. 

Scholarship winners will be announced at the credit union’s 60th annual meeting on April 21.

Established in Tucson 60 years ago, Hughes Federal Credit Union has 61,000 members and $541 million in assets.  The credit union has a “Superior” 5-Star Bauer Financial rating.

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