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Scholarship Competition 2023

NextMark's Jake Lay Scholarship Competition

Propel your future.

Welcome to our 2024 Scholarship Competition!

NextMark Credit Union improves lives and helps members reach their goals every day. One of the ways we do this is by offering annual scholarship awards to passionate and creative individuals who are working to reach their educational goals.

NextMark Credit Union is awarding 4 deserving students, members and non-members*, $2,500 scholarships to help cover tuition expenses of a university or college of their choice. Application requires submission of a 300 word essay that is included in the form below, and a 60 second short Instagram video answering the following question:

How can NextMark’s innovative technology solutions help you achieve your financial goals?

Don’t be afraid to show us your creative side. We are looking for submissions that clearly depict your perception about managing your money while on the go, and how NextMark plays a role in helping you achieve financial confidence. Please make sure you complete your Instagram video prior to submitting the application as you will need to share the video link with us.

Official entry rules can be found here.


Scholarship Application

Indicate if you are a member of the credit union. Non-NextMark members please visit to open a share savings account prior to continuing with the application. Once you receive confirmation that your account is open, please return and complete the application.
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Entry deadline is July 31, 2024. Check out complete rules and entry instructions here.

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]. Good luck!

NextMark's 2023 Scholarship Winners!

We are thrilled to announce the 2023 NextMark Jake Lay Scholarship winners! After receiving numerous outstanding applications, our selection committee has selected the following students as this year’s recipients.

Michael Panas, Casey Hassan, Connor Barry, and Alexandra Linderman.

Congratulations to Michael, Casey, Alexandra, and Connor! We wish them all the best as they continue to pursue their academic goals, and we are honored to support them on their journey.


*Non-member applicants must open a membership account with NextMark prior to submitting the scholarship application. Restrictions may apply. Offer starts on June 1, and will run through July 31, 2024.

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