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Our Programs in the Schools

Extra Credit Union is pleased to share two programs that we offer in the schools:

Credit Union Day —we visit our partner schools to guide students in becoming financially knowledgeable

Richard J. Spence Scholarship —awarded to five graduating seniors each year

Credit Union Day
Extra Credit Union spends a day each month visiting a partner school to encourage students to become knowledgeable consumers, while also making a regular savings deposit for their future. Each interested school sets up a regularly scheduled day per month—Credit Union Day—and our representative guides students toward making financially strong decisions.

Students enjoy solidifying their math abilities while learning practical finance and practicing responsible business skills. Throughout the year, students also can participate in Youth Week, a financial-literacy focused week with the importance of saving and budgeting.

Elementary and Middle School Programs
Young students get in the habit of saving with a youth savings account to encourage responsible financial management at an early age. Check out some of the great incentives:

  • Each student who opens an account receives a punch card with 20 spots
  • Each $2 deposit gets one punch
  • After 10 deposits, the student is entered to win a prize

High School Programs
We also offer Credit Union Day in high schools to give students opportunities to access their credit union accounts, ask questions, make deposits, sign up for online services, inquire about credit, or fill out a loan application.

Youth Accounts and Loans

  • Younger children learn the value of saving with a youth savings account
  • Extra Credit Union youth loans ground kids in financial basics and help those who need access to cash for items such as prom expenses, senior packages, school trips, band camps and more.

If you are interested in adding a financial literacy program and resources to your elementary, middle or high school curriculum, give us a call and find out how we can help. Call our School and Community Relations Coordinator, Ashley Fordyce, at (586) 276-3150.

Coin for College (Woo-hoo!)
It’s never too early to start saving for college, especially with college costs increasing every year. Extra Credit Union gives students a helping hand by proudly awarding the Richard J. Spence Scholarship to five graduating high school seniors each year. The multiple scholarships include:

  • One $2,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Two $500 scholarships

Our scholarship recipients are determined by a committee and selected based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Community and school involvement
  • Contributions to family or society
  • A written essay

Student awardees may apply scholarship funds to any component of their comprehensive tuition and fees. (Students must be a member of Extra Credit Union and a high school senior at the time of application to apply.)

Apply today! Click here to download a copy of the RJ Spence Scholarship 2018 packet.

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