Credit union offers scholarships to Maryland state employees and their families

January 28, 2013|Eileen Ambrose

Maryland state workers — and their family members — could win a college scholarship for fall 2013 offered by the State Employees Credit Union.

The credit union typically awards $15,000 to $20,000 in scholarships annually. Last year, it awarded nine scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, said spokesman Ray Weiss.

The deadline to apply is April 12th. Here's more info about the qualificaitons.

Applicants must write an essay. This year’s assignment:

“Recent innovations and new technology, like “EMV chip” credit cards, Google Wallet, PayPal, Amazon 1-Click smart phone card readers, and Near Field Communications, make it easier than ever before to purchase items. How can young adults learn to be financially responsible in this evolving environment? Please write a 500-750 word essay detailing how you deal with these new electronic channels and how you feel new technologies will change your purchasing habits.”

 $2,500 for 500 words? That's $5 a word -- pretty good deal.

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