The Trax Credit Union Trade Scholarship Program aims to support individuals pursuing education and training in trade schools, vocational programs, apprenticeships, or certifications. This scholarship is designed to empower individuals to develop valuable skills and expertise in various trades and technical fields, thereby enhancing their career opportunities and contributing to the workforce needs of our community.

Trax will award (3) outstanding students with a $500 scholarship. This financial assistance aims to alleviate the financial burden of education and enable the recipient to pursue their academic and career aspirations with confidence and determination. Scholarship submissions run 6/1/2024-7/31/2024.

Must be a Trax Credit Union Member for at least 90 days and be in good standing.

Must be accepted or enrolled into a trade program, vocational school or qualified certificate program.

  • Two letters of recommendation from the following: high school principal, teacher, guidance counselor, religious/civil leader, or current/former employer on professional letterhead.
  • A list of leadership roles, honors/awards, extracurricular activities, and community engagement.
  • An essay submission answering the following questions: “Part of our mission at Trax Credit Union is the philosophy of ‘People Helping People’. What does this statement mean to you? How will you utilize your trade to help people in the future? How will Trax play a role in helping you achieve your goals?”
  • Upon request: Transcript reflecting current GPA.

Applicant must be a primary member in good standing with Trax Federal Credit Union (Trax Credit Union). Applicants (children and dependents) of Trax Credit Union employees, directors or committee members are not eligible. The applicant must attend an accredited non-profit college or university. Applicant must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative un-weighted grade point average. Prior Trax scholarship recipients are not eligible. Official or unofficial transcript may be required. Applicant must take at least nine (9) credit hours per semester for the current academic year. All applications become property of Trax Credit Union and will not be returned; information therein may be used in marketing and other public, social, or printed materials. All decisions concerning the award will be the responsibility of the Scholarship Committee, and all decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final. Recipient may be required to provide proof of enrollment at the school named on the application. This is a non-recurring award.

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