Student Banking

Glass City’s Student Banking is designed especially
for our members between the ages of 16 and 22.

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Glass City’s Student Banking benefits include:

    • FREE Student Checking & Savings Accounts*
    • FREE Visa Debit/ATM Card that earns Rewards Points
    • FREE Mobile/Online Banking & Bill Pay
    • FREE Mobile Check Deposit
    • FEE FREE use of ATMs and participating credit union’s branches locally and nationwide
    • FREE SecurLOCK Equip Mobile app to protect your debit card from fraud
    • 12-month Youth/Student Share Certificate of Deposit: Earns a higher dividend rate than a savings**; $250 minimum balance to open
    • First Time Auto Buyer Program with Glass City financing at a participating auto dealership or for a private owner auto purchase
    • The Smart Option Student Loan® by Sallie Mae® (click here for details.)

Plus, Glass City offers scholarship opportunities each year — see below to learn more!

*Student Checking Account: no minimum balance required, no check-writing limit, and no monthly service charge. Check order fees vary. Primary Share Savings Account: a minimum of $25 is required to open this account; $25 must be maintained for credit union membership.
**Click here for deposit account rates.

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Open a Student Banking account at a Glass City branch and receive: 

♦ A Glass City pen & lanyard!
A Student Banking kit with helpful financial education tips &
“Life after high school” options!

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Scholarship Opportunity

 

Glass City awards scholarships in the spring of each year to area students who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of that year.

Eligibility
Students are eligible to apply for the Glass City Federal Credit Union Scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • The student will be attending a 2- or 4-year accredited post-secondary institution during the fall/spring academic year.
  • The student is a member of Glass City Federal; or a parent, step-parent, or legal guardian is a member of Glass City.
  • The student submits the required essay and completes the application.

*Glass City employees, and immediate family members of employees and Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.

How To Apply
In early January of each year, the scholarship application and full information will be posted on this website page. The scholarship application and required essay must be completed and submitted by March 31. Winners are then notified by May 1.

 

Scholarship and Essay Details

Glass City has provided scholarships to student members for over ten years. In 2018, Glass City awarded five scholarships, one in the amount of $2500 (highest scoring entry); and four in the amount of $1000 each (second to fifth highest scoring entries). The number of scholarships and amounts of each for 2019 are to be determined. The scholarships are paid to the Office of the Bursar at the colleges attended by our winners, no later than August of the same year. Winners must show proof of enrollment before scholarship payment is sent. Scholarship essays are reviewed anonymously by Glass City community business partners. The essays are scored with attention given to spelling and grammar, content, validity and sincerity, and the applicant’s ability to answer the essay question. The top scoring essays are then determined as Glass City’s scholarship recipients for that year.

 

Check back in January 2019 for Glass City’s scholarship application for the 2019-20 academic year.

What Are You Waiting For?

Talk to a Glass City representative today about our Student Banking program.