With school session starting up, Alliant Credit Union is encouraging Chicago students to start saving early by entering in its National Education Program, through which it will be awarding nine members computer gift cards ranging between $250 and $1,000.
Alliant will award a Brass Bell Award of $250, Silver Key Award of $500 and Golden Apple Award of $1,000 to three members in each of the following age groups: 5-9, 10-13 and 14-17.
The nine winners will be notified of their awards Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
Applying for Alliant’s National Education Program is simple. Students between the ages of five and 17 can fill out the application. Applicants must attach a photo diary, video, painting or written essay describing what they want to be when they grow up and how a computer would enrich their education.
Additionally, all applicants must be Alliant members in good standing and have an Alliant savings account in their names. The credit union is focused on designing creative initiatives to promote financial literacy in their communities.
“Credit unions are beneficial not only to members, but the communities they serve,” stated Casey Bond, managing editor of GOBankingRates. “Alliant Credit Union is a great example, demonstrating their commitment to the financial well-being of Chicago’s students.”
Alliant Credit Union of Chicago, Ill., founded in 1935, is an independently operated financial cooperative. Alliant is the largest credit union in Illinoisand the sixth largest in the nation, based on assets and deposits.
For more information, visit alliantcreditunion.org.
Submissions can also be mailed to: Alliant Credit Union (Attn: National Education Program) at P.O. Box 66945, Chicago, IL 60666-0945.
The deadline to receive mailed applications is Aug. 22, 2014.