Ruby Sue Clifton Scholarship


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicant must be a graduating high school student.
  2. Applicant must be a member in good standing of Smart Financial Credit Union, or parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing of Smart Financial Credit Union at the time of submitting the application.
  3. Applicant must maintain a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school. Unofficial transcripts through December 31, 2016 will be required with the application.
  4. Applicant will be judged based on, but not limited to, weighted averages of the following criteria:
    • A. Academic Achievement – through December 31, 2016
      1. GPA
      2. Class Rank
      3. SAT/ACT scores (If transcript does not display scores for each of the three parts of the SAT, please submit documented proof of scores.)
    • B. Character
    • C. Leadership
    • D. Community Involvement
    • E. A recommendation – one from School Influences or one from Community Influences.
      1. School Influences: Teacher, Administrator, Sponsor or Coach
      2. Community Influences: Employer or Personal
    • F. An Essay. The student must submit an essay addressing “How can financial literacy impact my future?” Essay must be 250 words.
  5. If selected as a finalist, the applicant will be required to submit an official transcript.
  6. All applications must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
  7. If you have any questions, please call Tiffany Halfon at 713-407-1923 or email thalfon@smartcu.org.
  8. Smart Financial Credit Union (SFCU) employees, Board officials and their immediate family members are not eligible for scholarships. Smart Financial Foundation officials and their immediate family members are not eligible for scholarships. Smart Financial Resources employees, providers and their immediate family members are not eligible for scholarships.