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Scott CU Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Education Grant Program

EDWARDSVILLE, IL – Local schools once again have an opportunity to receive some extra support from the Scott Credit Union Community Foundation. The Foundation is now seeking applications for its With You grant program.

“Many times, teachers have great ideas that would benefit their students, but they just don’t have the funding to make these projects materialize,” said Frank Padak, President and CEO of Scott Credit Union. “That’s where the With You program comes in. The Scott Credit Union Community Foundation has set aside $50,000, which is an increase of $20,000 over last year, to be awarded this year to a variety of school initiatives. Our goal is to positively impact the young people of our community through these grants.”

To apply, educators should submit a short online application at https://community.scu.org/with-you-program/. A volunteer committee will review all entries, with school names remaining anonymous throughout the selection process. Grants will be awarded to schools within Scott Credit Union’s field of membership based on need, the direct benefit to students, and the percentage of student enrollment impacted by the project. Information about SCU’s field of membership can be found at scu.org/membership. Applications must be submitted by November 4, 2022, and winners will be contacted by November 30, 2022.

Last year’s $30,000 With You grant funding was shared among Belle Valley (Belleville, IL); Bristol Elementary (Webster Groves, MO); Cross Keys Middle School (Florissant, MO); Duchesne Elementary School (Florissant, MO); LaVerna Evans (O’Fallon, IL); Lebanon High School (Lebanon, IL); Mascoutah Elementary (Mascoutah, IL); Millstadt Consolidated School (Millstadt, IL); O’Fallon Township High School (O’Fallon, IL); Signal Hill (Belleville, IL); Trenton Elementary School (Trenton, IL) and Twin Echo Elementary School (Collinsville, IL). The funds were used for a variety of projects, including updating technology, providing STEM materials, refurnishing a school library after a flood, and more.

“Teachers are unsung heroes. They are dedicated to their students and to their profession. Supporting them by providing these grants is the least that we can do,” said Padak. “We’re honored to have helped them make a difference in 2021, and we’re excited to do so again this year.”

Scott Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative. When someone opens an account at the credit union, they become a member and an owner. Because of its structure, Scott Credit Union has given back over $15 million to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate over the past 14 years.

Scott Credit Union currently has 25 locations; 22 locations in metro St. Louis including: Affton, MO; Ballpark Village in St. Louis, MO; Belleville, IL (two branches); Breese, IL; Collinsville, IL; Columbia, IL; Crestwood, MO; Edwardsville, IL (two branches); Fairview Heights, IL; Ferguson, MO; Highland, IL; Ladue, MO; Lebanon, IL; Mascoutah, IL; O’Fallon, IL; Trenton, IL; Troy, IL; Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; Waterloo, IL; and Wood River, IL; and three branches in the Chicago area in Evergreen Park, IL; Midlothian, IL; and at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

Scott Credit Union Community Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information regarding the Foundation and its With You grant program, visit https://community.scu.org.

For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit www.scu.org.


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