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Annual Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applicants!

Merck Employees Federal Credit Union’s Annual Scholarship program is now live and ready to accept applicants. The annual program awards five $5,000 scholarships to high-school seniors moving on to the next stage of their higher learning journey. Applicants must be members of the credit union or their parents or guardians must be MEFCU members.

This year’s program will be done electronically. Applicants can complete the application and email it to scholarship@merckefcu.com.

Click here to download the application.

Please note all applications are due by February 28, 2022. This annual program is just one effort your credit union takes to help young people with their education. We remain committed to improving the financial wellness of all our members through high-quality, low-cost financial products and services. Members can always improve their financial IQ by visiting our Financial Wellness Center here and learning about a variety of financial issues.

Below is the essay topic for 2022.

Essay Topic The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way businesses operate and how people work and go about their everyday lives. It has also brought to light some deep divisions in our country, whether political divisions, divisions over vaccine mandates, and many others. Our ability to embrace and respect differing opinions and views has always been one of our country’s greatest strengths, but there seems to be a growing lack of respect for differing views that has led to an inability to find common ground for the greater good. As a young person entering their next phase of education and then ultimately the work world, what can your generation do to help foster a mutual respect again for differing points of view so common ground can be found to better address the pressing problems facing our country and the world?

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