Advantage Point Teen Club
If you're a member between the ages of 13 and 18, you're automatically a member of our Advantage Point Club. Once you become a club member, you can:
* with a parent or guardian as co-signer
Win scholarship money!
If you're an Advantage Point member and a senior in high school planning to continue your education, you can enter our scholarship contest to help pay for your college expenses. We're giving away a total of $5,400 in scholarship money, with the top finisher(s) receiving $1,500.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2013 competition; winners will be announced at our annual meeting in April.
Read about our 2013 scholarship winners below.
- CollegeBoard — Students and parents can find help planning, searching, and paying for college with resources for the ACT and SAT, a college match feature, a scholarship search tool, and more.
- FastWeb matches students of all ages with college scholarship information based on their qualifications.
- NerdScholar — Compare schools, find scholarships, calculate your student loan payments and more.
- Reality check — Determine what you'll really have to earn to get your dream car, move out of your parents' house, and other things you just have to have.
- Credit Unions Rock — Get direction on getting what you want — from a college education to a car to a job — and learn how your credit union can help you get there.
- Teen Consumer Scrapbook — From tips on choosing a cell phone plan to getting your first apartment, you'll find advice and tips to help you make smart decisions.
- Pocket Cents — Learn smart financial habits for launching your life and planning your future.
- Setting out on your own — Practical tips and a practice exercise for creating a basic budget.
- Know your score — Think your grade point average is your only score that matters?
- Financial Literacy Orientation — Get a crash course in managing money, choosing financial products and saving for college.
- 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy — Learn basic money management skills before heading off to college.
- MyMoney.gov — Prepare for the real world with lessons on saving, taxes, paying for education and more resources for high school students.
- Money as You Grow — See how you measure up against financial benchmarks for every age, with activities to go with each one.
- Attend Financial Football Training Camp and tackle some tough financial challenges.
- Play the game You Are Here to see how a walk through the mall can make you a more informed consumer. Understand advertising and merchandising better so you can buy smart for life.
- Walk through the process of writing a check.
- Learn the basics of having a checking account.
- Financial Entertainment — Learn how to manage your personal finances through fun games.
- Do you have what it takes to be a Biz Kid? This public TV series teaches kids about money and business.
- Visit Home and Family Finance Resource Center for advice from setting a back-to-school budget to teaching teens about credit.
- For a library full of financial information, visit MEMBERS Financial Network.
At our annual meeting on April 25, 2013, we announced the winners of our 17th annual college scholarship competition.
2013 scholarship winners (l-r) Elise Ott, Grace Myers, Holly Heibeck, Dylan Blake
Grace Myers (Ursuline Academy) earned a $1,500 scholarship. She will attend Creighton University to study nursing with the hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse.
Dylan Blake (Fox High School) received a $1,200 scholarship. He will attend Missouri University of Science & Technology, where he plans to major in mechanical engineering and minor in aerospace engineering.
Holly Heibeck (Northwest High School) was given a $1,200 scholarship. She is headed to Missouri State University to study business and ultimately open her own business.
Elise Ott (Cor Jesu Academy) earned a $900 scholarship. She will attend the University of Alabama to pursue a degree in film; she hopes to earn a master's degree in marketing eventually and put her film degree to work in business.
To date, Arsenal Credit Union has awarded $49,950 to 59 students.
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