United Educators Foundation's mission is to generate and provide contributive funding and resources that advance educational initiatives, and support charitable causes within the educational communities United Educators Credit Union cooperative serves. The foundation was established to help extend the credit union philosophy of 'people helping people' and enhance UECU's support and focus on the education community. The United Educators Foundation is a separate entity from United Educators Credit Union. However, UECU is the primary funder and donates operational resources to run the foundation. United Educators Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations received are tax-deductible.
Financial Literacy Grants
UE Foundation will provide up to $2,000 in grants to teachers, departments or schools to support financial literacy efforts with their students. Submitted applications should support instruction of content related to budgeting, credit, money management, economics, saving and investing, or other personal finance topic. Grant applications will be available annually in the fall.
- 2016 Grant recipients will be announced in January 2017.
Currently Accepting Applications for the Scholarship Award Program
United Educators Foundation will grant one $2,000 Educator Award, one $1,500 Education Major Award, three $1,000 Student Awards, and two $500 Trade/Technical/Vocational Student awards.
The deadline for these awards is Friday, February 3, 2017. Instructions for submitting your application are located within each document.
A committee of educators, foundation board of directors, and a representative from Education Minnesota will select the winners. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April of 2017.
- Educator Scholarship Instructions & Application
- Education Major Scholarship Instructions & Application
- Trade/Technical/Vocational Student Instructions & Application
- Student Scholarship Instructions & Application
MN Family Involvement Council (FIC) Scholarships
The MNFIC will award $10,000 in scholarships to help Minnesota credit union members continue their education. Anyone who is a member at an affiliated Minnesota credit union pursuing post-secondary education in the fall 2017/spring 2018 is eligible to apply.
Applications for the FIC awards are available online at mnfic.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply for the FIC awards is February 1, 2017.
How do I become a United Educators Foundation Member?
A donation of $5 or more to the United Educators Foundation establishes your Foundation membership for one year. Once a member of the Foundation, you are eligible to join UECU if you are not already a member; you will have voting rights for the Scholarship Selection Committee; you may participate in the annual meeting and potential fundraising events; and have the opportunity to serve on future Foundation committees.
To become a member of United Educators Foundation, simply make a transfer from your account (current members only). Or, we accept cash or check donations at any credit union branch office.