Who is Eligible?
HAR-CO Credit Union members are eligible.
All applicants must be a Harford County graduating high school senior and plan to enter a college, university or trade school in the next academic year. Recipients must submit evidence of acceptance and enrollment in an accredited post secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school in U.S.) before payment will be made.
Credit union employees, children of credit union directors, officers or employees are exempt from applying.
HAR-CO Scholarship applicants must:
HAR-CO Credit Union offers thirteen $1,500.00 scholarships. One scholarship shall be awarded to a qualified graduating senior from the following twelve Harford County high schools:
Aberdeen, Bel Air, C. Milton Wright, Edgewood, Fallston, Harford Christian, Harford Technical, Havre de Grace, John Carroll, Joppatowne, North Harford and Patterson Mill and one collectively for accredited private schools or home schools with under 50 students.
HAR-CO awards are paid directly to the recipients. The award is to provide financial assistance to the recipient in his/her pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited college, university or trade school. The money is to be used for the student’s tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment.
A reception will be held in May for all the scholarship recipients prior to their high school graduation. Announcements and invitations will be mailed to the recipients by HAR-CO in early May.
If tax liability arises, it will be the sole responsibility of the recipient. Please consult your tax advisor.
How to Apply
Completed applications along with supporting materials must be received by April 15, 2019.
Once submitted, entries become the sole property of HAR-CO Credit Union, can be shared on the Credit Union’s social media sites, press releases, and in other marketing efforts/materials. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
If you submit a video, you agree to the Official Rules granting HAR-CO Credit Union the right to identify you as the owner of the video and certifying that the video submitted is your original video, created solely by you and that no other party has any right, title, or claim to the video.
The winner agrees to permit HAR-CO Credit Union to utilize his/her name and photo in promotional and other Credit Union materials, without additional compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. Any submission may appear in HAR-CO’s advertising, including, but not limited to, its social media accounts, website, newsletter, ads, brochures, and marketing materials.
How Are the Winners Selected
Winners of the HAR-CO Scholarship awards are selected by the Scholarship Committee. This Committee is comprised of at least three members of the HAR-CO Board of Directors who have agreed to serve on the committee upon the invitation of the chairman/chairperson. At least one committee member shall have served the previous year. It is the responsibility of the HAR-CO Scholarship Committee to administer this program. All completed applications are reviewed by the entire Scholarship Committee and are confidential.
Scholarship recipients are selected without regard to their race, creed or national origin.
"It is my pleasure to be part of such an important program that continues to deliver real help to our community. This is just one of many ways HAR-CO goes above and beyond to lend our members a helping hand. It's always rewarding to see the scholarship recipients' successes years later," said Diane Edwards-Moore, Scholarship Committee member since 1988.
Questions about the scholarship program? Contact HAR-CO Credit Union at 410-838-9090 or 410-879-3762, ext. 226.