Robert A. Weaver Scholarship
In Honor and Memory
Robert A. Weaver was the former chairman of ProFed Federal Credit Union's Board of Directors. He served on the board in various capacities from 1986 to 2007. Mr. Weaver also served the board in the honorary capacity of Director Emeritus. He was a retired educator, having taught government, social studies and economics at Fort Wayne Community Schools for over thirty years. He was also an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Institute of Technology. Mr. Weaver's dedication to education led him to work with many civic organizations, including Junior Achievement and the Indiana Credit Union League. One of Mr. Weaver's favorite parts of teaching economics was sharing the credit union story. The Robert A. Weaver Scholarship Fund was established to preserve Mr. Weaver's legacy of dedication to education and community service.
About the Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is intended to provide qualified continuing and/or returning college students with financial assistance to pursue their educational goals. These goals may include: apprenticeship, vocational training, two-year degrees, or four-year degrees. Three $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded annually in time to apply toward fall enrollment.
Scholarship Selection Committee
The members of the Scholarship Selection Committee will be appointed by the chairperson of the ProFed Federal Credit Union Board of Directors each year.
Evaluative Criteria for Scholarship Recipients
- Involvement in family activities
- Community Service/Community Involvement
- Extracurricular Activities/Job Experiences/Internships
- Written Essay
Eligibility is determined by the following:
- A member of ProFed Federal Credit Union in good standing
- Must be a returning college student
The applicant must be currently enrolled in a two or four-year program at an accredited college or university or at a trade or vocational school (this may include apprentice training programs). Final decisions on eligibility will be made by the ProFed Federal Credit Union Scholarship Committee.
Scholarship winners are required to attend a presentation ceremony or have family representation at the ceremony. Scholarships will not be awarded to those not in attendance. The Robert Weaver Scholarship will not be awarded more than twice to the same individual. Applicants may receive only one scholarship from ProFed Federal Credit Union in any calendar year.