Education

Education is a top priority for Scott Credit Union. We are a proud partner of Kaskaskia College, Lindenwood University, McKendree University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Southwestern Illinois College, as well as many area elementary, middle, and high schools.

We are proud to partner with the Southwestern Illinois College Foundation to offer a $1,000 scholarship. Please visit their website for more information.

Free Financial Education

That’s right – we said free. Part of the credit union difference is living the philosophy of “people helping people.” As experts in the financial industry, it is our job to help you understand the basics of money management and give you the tools you need to succeed in your personal finances. All of the programs below will cost you absolutely nothing – no catches, no kidding!

School Programs

Grade School and younger

Scott Credit Union offers grade schools and day cares the opportunity to schedule a tour of their local Scott Credit Union office. The tour offers kids a behind-the-scenes look at daily credit union operations.

Scott Credit Union representatives are also willing to visit the classroom for presentations or other needs as requested by the teacher. For more information, please contact Cassidy Beck at 618-381-7215 or [email protected].

Middle School and High School

Scott Credit Union is a proud sponsor of CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fairs. The CU 4 Reality curriculum creates a fun and interactive learning environment where students can practice specific financial management skills and learn early on the consequences of getting in over their head when it comes to financial matters.

Developed by the Financial Literacy Education Committee of America’s Credit Union Museum, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Credit Union League, the CU 4 Reality Program gives students the opportunity to participate in a hands-on event that propels them through the personal financial management process, including career selection and budgeting for housing, transportation, luxuries, and more.

At the culminating CU 4 Reality Fair, each student receives a folder detailing his or her personal information specific to their career choice. Each will see their approximate monthly gross income and must calculate their take-home pay, then create a monthly spending plan as they progress through booths representing various expenses they may incur. Students are required to make decisions about how much to allocate for items such as food, clothing, housing, transportation, insurance, home furnishings, savings, investments, entertainment and credit. Based on their lifestyle scenario, they will also see alternatives provided and make choices based on their own values, goals and resources.

For more information, or to schedule a CU 4 Reality Fair at your school, please contact Jennifer Hess at 618-381-7133 or [email protected]

Lunch and Learn
Speakers Bureau

Scott Credit Union offers a Speakers Bureau as part of our commitment to our communities. A free service of the credit union, the Speakers Bureau is designed to deliver financial literacy to area schools, community groups and local businesses.

Scott Credit Union has developed a set of presentations that highlight various financial topics to provide the tools necessary for financial education. Each presentation can be tailored to the needs of a particular group. In the case of school presentations, they can be integrated with the curriculum being delivered in the classroom. Topics include:

  • The Credit Union Difference – “Banking” with a Credit Union
  • Car Buying Process – Become the Expert
  • Identity Theft – Protect Yourself
  • Cooking on a Budget – Saving Money at the Grocery Store
  • Money Management – The Importance of Saving Early and Often
  • Good Credit - How to Get It and Keep It
  • Budgeting & Saving - How to Be In Control of Your Money
  • And Many More!

Invite a member of the Speakers Bureau to visit your business, group or organization today. To request a Scott Credit Union speaker, please contact Cassidy Beck at 618-381-7215 or [email protected].

Community Ca$h

Looking to raise money for your child’s school, club or sports team?

Scott Credit Union is happy to partner with you to raise money for your child’s school or school-affiliated organization!

It’s simple! We will partner with the school, club or sports team during a month-long promotion. For each minor savings account that is opened during that month, we will donate $50 to your organization. For each Student Debit account that is opened during that month, we will donate $100 to your organization. The maximum donation that an organization can receive during the month-long promotion is $1,000.

We will provide specially-designed flyers for you to distribute. The flyers will include a coupon that can be presented at any of our 15 convenient locations when the accounts are opened. At the end of the month, we determine how many accounts have been opened and cut a check to your group.

Interested? For more information, or to schedule a fundraiser, contact Erin Pennington at Scott Credit Union at 618-381-7042 or by email at [email protected].

To fill out a Community Ca$h application online, click here.