The Edward G. Streuli Scholarship Program

We are now taking applications for the 2017-18 school year!

Qualstar recognizes the value of continued education and supporting those people who make the commitment to work toward a goal after high school. Therefore, each year Qualstar will award a set number of scholarships to individuals who are continuing or renewing their education. This year we are awarding SIX (6) $2000 scholarships!

Interested applicants should complete the application process detailed below (you can also download a PDF of program outline):

  • Must be a high school senior OR currently enrolled in a college/university/trade school.
  • Existing youth account members and children/grandchildren of existing members are eligible to apply (account must be open for at least 12 months and be in good standing)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien
  • Must have at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA (transcript required) from current or previous school
  • Must use the scholarship for continuing education at either a 4- or 2-year college or university, community college, or trade school (proof of enrollment required)
  • Previous Edward G. Streuli Scholarship winners are eligible to apply if still enrolled in continuing education
  • Qualstar employees, board members, and the families of employees and board members are not eligible to apply

Application Process (February 15th through April 15th):

  • Applications are accepted February 15th through April 15th ONLY.
  • Submit your online application (scroll down) and Essay Questions (see below), or print a PDF copy and bring it, along with your other required materials, to any branch location or mail it to us.
  • Applications can also be submitted electronically (Word or PDF documents only, please) to eCommunication@qualstarcu.com, please reference “Scholarship Entry”

Essay Questions (required):

Please write an essay answering the question below; minimum 500 words. Your essay must be submitted, along with your application and transcript, to either the e-mail address below or mail to: PO Box 96730 Bellevue, WA 98009

Essay Question: How can credit unions appeal to or engage millennials in order to earn their business?

Essays will be judged based on clarity, completeness of details and overall concept.

E-Mail your completed application, essay, and all other required documents (by April 15th) to eCommunication@qualstarcu.com; be sure to reference your scholarship submission.

Selection Process & Winner Information:

  • Applications1 are accepted each year between February 15th and April 15th.
  • Once all completed applications and required materials are received, they will be reviewed by the current selection committee (made up of board members, the CEO, and two selected staff members.)
  • Scholarship winners will be notified by phone after the first week of May; checks will be made payable to the school of choice upon submission of verified registration and mailed in August.
  • Winners will provide a picture to Qualstar which they agree to have used for promotional purposes.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

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1 A complete application consists of ALL required items (application, copies of transcripts, essay) received by April 15th – incomplete applications will not be submitted for review by the selection committee.