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.
The application for the spring 2015 competition will be available in October 2014.
Read about our 2014 scholarship winners below.
National Credit Union Youth Week
Congratulations to the winners of our prize drawings during National Credit Union Youth Week
- David C., age 3 — doggie guitar toy
- Zachary H., age 10 — $25 deposit
- Joseph L., age 18 — $25 deposit Youth members needed only make a deposit for a chance to win these great prizes.
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At our annual meeting on April 24, 2014, we announced the winners of our 18th annual college scholarship competition.
2014 scholarship winners (l-r) Taylor Paluczak, Brendan Keuss, Peyton Bowe
Brendan Keuss (St. Louis University High School) earned a $1,800 scholarship. He will attend the University of Tulsa, where he plans to major in chemical engineering.
Peyton Bowe (Nerinx Hall High School) received a $1,200 scholarship. She is headed to William Jewell College to study biology in the hopes of becoming a doctor.
Taylor Paluczak (Oakville Senior High School) was given a $1,200 scholarship. She will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to pursue a bachelor's degree and eventually a master's degree in elementary education.
To date, Arsenal Credit Union has awarded $54,150 to 62 students.
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