Applications available beginning Feb. 1; Deadline to apply is March 31
SELCO Community Credit Union will begin accepting applications for its annual SELCO Scholarship program on Feb. 1. Each year, SELCO awards $1,500 college scholarships to 20 deserving high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
To qualify for a SELCO Scholarship, the applicant must be:
A SELCO member or an immediate family member of a SELCO member. A SELCO membership is just $5 and is open to anyone who lives or works in one of the 26 Oregon counties SELCO serves.
A graduating senior from a four-year accredited high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
“SELCO was founded by teachers, so we take the value of education to heart,” said Craig Carpenter, SELCO’s Senior Vice President of Lending & Business Solutions. “Since the program was initiated in 2008, SELCO has provided more than $250,000 in scholarships, and the scholarships have helped dozens of students and their families afford the costs of higher education. Helping make education more attainable is one of the ways we continue our tradition of student advocacy and reinvest in the community that makes SELCO possible.”
Applicants must apply online at www.selco.org/Scholarships by March 31. As part of the application, scholarship hopefuls will be asked to get creative by writing an essay that asks what their personal Wikipedia entry will say in the year 2050. SELCO’s Scholarship Committee will carefully review each application and notify recipients by May 8. Funds will be awarded shortly thereafter.
About SELCO Community Credit Union:
Founded more than 80 years ago by a group of fiscally minded teachers, Eugene-based SELCO Community Credit Union now serves more than 133,000 members as the third largest Oregon-based credit union. A not-for-profit, federally insured, member-driven financial cooperative with more than $1.5 billion in assets, SELCO is able to provide its member-owners with exceptional rates and low fees on a full range of financial products and services, including banking, mortgages, personal and business loans, investments, and insurance. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the 26 Oregon counties SELCO serves. For more information, or to become a member today, stop by one of SELCO’s 16 branches, call 800-445-4483, or visit selco.org.
Online Security Resources
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- Use a secure web browser.
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- Don't select "remember password" when using a publicly accessed computer.
- Be wary of signing into Online Banking using public computers. They may have keystroke capture devices/software installed on them.
- Perform transactions (such as shopping or submitting personal information) at sites that are well established and that are familiar to you.
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A strong password helps you protect your account. To create a strong password, keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Create unique, original passwords
- Use the longest practical password
- Use a mix of upper and lower case letters
- Include one or more numbers
- Do not use repeating or adjacent characters
- Use at least one of special character
- Change your password regularly
Remember to avoid the following password pitfalls:
- Do not choose passwords or security codes that others can easily guess.
- Do not reuse passwords for multiple sites.
- Do not use personal contact information, such as addresses or phone numbers.
- Do not use personal information, such as your name, birthday, Social Security Number, passport number, or the names or information for family members or friends.
- Do not use sequences of characters such as 1234567 or abcdefg.
- Do not rely on look-alike substitutions of numbers or symbols alone. Passwords like P@ssw0rd are easy to guess, but can be effective when you also change the case of the letters, the length of the words, and misspellings, or when you use multiple unrelated words in a phrase.
- Do not use dictionary words.
For more ways to protect yourself, visit our Fraud Education page.