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Are holiday bills from store credit cards adding up?  Transfer those high interest balances to a ViaVISA credit card and enjoy an introductory APR1 of 3.5%-5.5% for 12 months.  After one year, the balance will revert to 10.9%-12.9% APR.

A few of the advantages of ViaVISA credit cards include:

  • No balance transfer fee2
  • No annual fee
  • All inquiries are handled by ViaCU
  • View account activity or make payments with VISA Access Point

To apply for a ViaCU VISA credit card:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Call 765.674.6631 during ViaCU hours to receive an application. .
  • Stop by any branch to start the application process..

 

Already have a ViaVISA credit card? Simply complete the Balance Transfer Form and return with your statement coupon to ViaCU.


1 Approval is based on credit score.  Annual Percentage Rate for Platinum Rewards card is 3.5% APR for 12 months from the time of posting before the balance reverts to 10.9% APR.  Rewards are only earned on purchases.  Annual Percentage Rate for Classic card is 5.5% APR for 12 months from the time of posting before the balance reverts to 12.9% APR.

2 Balance transfers are treated as cash advance so interest accrues from the date the transfer is posted to the account.


Scholarship Applications Available

Scholarships

Celebrating 40 years of offering scholarships to High School Seniors!

Via Credit Union understands the importance of education, which is why we offer six $1,000 Scholarship to High School Seniors who have been a member of ViaCU for at least one year by application deadline and have a cumulative High School GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
 
To apply, please submit the following to Via Credit Union on or before March 15, 2019.
 
  1.  Complete an application and essay.
       •  Online Application
       •  PDF Application
 
  2.  Mail a copy of your transcript (which should include your SAT and/or ACT score) to:
          Scholarship Committee
           Via Credit Union
           4505 S. Adams St.
           Marion, IN 46953
 
  3.  Ensure both a teacher and the guidance counselor complete a Reference Form.
       •  Online Reference Form
       •  PDF Reference Form
 
Please remember, the application, transcript and reference forms must be submitted to ViaCU by Friday, March 15, 2019 to be considered.


*All materials become the property of the selection committee and interviews may be scheduled if necessary.  Scholarship will only be available once proof of college registrations is received.  Scholarship award will be made payable to the recipient and to the college/university/trade school he/she is attending.


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ViaCU Awards Grants to Nine Teachers

Grant Winners

Via Credit Union awarded nine grants totaling nearly $3,000 to local teachers for the funding of special classroom projects.  Over the years, ViaCU has funded 81 projects totaling over $34,000 to area teachers.

President/CEO, Dave Abernathy and Warsaw Branch Manager, Tracy Speigle, delivered checks and offered congratulations to each grant recipients.  The Teacher Grants fund innovative classroom projects for which no other funding is available.  “Via Credit Union is proud to fund these projects. School budgets are extremely tight and the grants enable teachers to develop programs that would not exist without this financial help,” said Abernathy.

Grant winners competed with numerous teachers for an opportunity to make their projects come alive in the classroom.  The winning teachers will use the grant money in various ways:

  • Kellie Boucher, Swayzee Elementary, purchased Boogie Board LCD writing tablets as a way to keep student captivated as they take notes and plan for oral presentations in her English class.
  • Robin Coffman, Lakeview Middle School, plans to buy a small sized incubator so her Science students can study prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria.
  • Brooke Detamore, Oak Hill High School, plans to buy an electric violin that will allow students to create a varied repertoire by composing and arranging music using a nontraditional method.
  • Stephanie Hickman, Riverview Elementary, will purchase a ladybug and butterfly growing kit for her preschool students to observe the growth cycle while reading text to compare and contrast.
  • Hanna Kikendall, Missisinewa High School, plans to purchase Rocketbooks and accessories so her English students can create their own Illustrated Interviews to introduce themselves to partnered schools.
  • Scott Simpson, Marion Regional Career Center, purchased Tello Quadcopters to allow his aviation students the opportunity to program the drone to fly a specific route during FAA rules and guidelines.
  • Nicholas Sparks, Elwood High School, will purchase 3D printers that will allow his manufacturing students to produce more lightweight parts for their rocket powered car project.
  • Carla Trible, Eastbrook High School, will allow her Science students to learn methods of animal locomotion utilizing the technology of PocketLab Voyager sensors with their iPads and Chromebooks. (Principal, Pat McLaughlin, is pictured accepting check)
  • Joshua Wall, Washington STEM Academy, will teach his 2nd grade students how to design and test computer games with Bloxels equipment.

 

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