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ABECU, AECU Announce College Scholarships

Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union (ABECU) and its community division, American Eagle Credit Union (AECU) have announced the annual Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors. This program offers six $1,500 college scholarships to members of their Young Adult Financial Group.

To be eligible, a student must be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted as an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university for the upcoming fall 2014-15 semester. Applicants must also be members of either credit union. ABECU/AECU membership is open to anyone living or working in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County in Missouri, as well as Madison and St. Clair County in Illinois.

The Vince Jacknewitz scholarships will be awarded based on a three-page essay, academic achievements, letters of recommendation, scholastic activities and community involvement. Credit union membership information, scholarship rules and judging details are available at ABECU website and AECU website. Direct additional questions to Joel McDaniel at 314.657.9309.

All entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2014. Applications must be sent to ABECU & Division, Attention: Marketing, 1001 Lynch Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1803.

This scholarship program was renamed in 2002 after its late board member, Vince Jacknewitz. To date, these credit unions have awarded more than $113,000 via the program.