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Dakota West Credit Union Offers Scholarships To High School Seniors

(WATFORD CITY, ND, 19 February 2019) – Continuing its annual tradition, Dakota West Credit Union invited high school seniors throughout the communities it serves to participate in its 2019 scholarship opportunity, announcing its application period opens today.

Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to members of Dakota West Credit Union through an essay competition focusing on the financial institution’s values: Communication, Respectfulness, Positive Attitude, and Responsibility.

“Our values represent who we strive to be to our members and our communities, and we believe many of North Dakota’s next generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and advocates for these values are among this year’s graduating seniors,” Juliet Jones, Marketing Coordinator for Dakota West Credit Union offered when asked about the purpose of the scholarship. “We want to add to their experiences after high school, and help defer some of the costs that students encounter when they get to their dorm or trade school.”

Students must be graduating this spring, be a member at any of the eight branches of Dakota West Credit Union, and compose an essay based on one of the values of the non-profit credit union headquartered in Watford City, North Dakota.

“This year’s essay topic focuses on responsibility, a subject that may have many interpretations depending on each student’s view of the world,” believes Jones. “We look forward to reviewing their thoughts on the subject and helping four graduating seniors on their start in life.”

Established in 1941, each of the Dakota West Credit Union branches and its members and employees help grow the Dakota West family with exceptional commitment to building relationships and strengthening communities. Offering scholarships to students within its communities continues its focus on this growth through the next generation.

Applications for the scholarship are available on the Dakota West Credit Union website at www.dakotawestcu.com/members. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 19, 2019 with winners announced on Friday, May 10 on Dakota West Credit Union’s Facebook page.

With branches throughout west and central North Dakota, including Bowman, Dakota West Credit Union is dedicated to helping its members grow with comprehensive, competitive financial products partnered with personal, professional service. To learn more about its services and communities, visit www.dakotawestcu.com/members/.