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John G. Bernheiser Educational Award
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
APRIL 1 THROUGH JUNE 30.
John G. Bernheiser, past manager of Riverfront, was an
unfaltering supporter of the credit union movement. His dedication and
spirit enriched all of those his life touched. It was in celebration of
his work and in tribute to his memory that the Board of Directors of
Riverfront Federal Credit Union established the annual John G. Bernheiser
Ten qualified students will each receive a grant of $750 toward an
undergraduate study program at a qualifying institution. A qualifying
institution is any institution listed in the Federal School Code List, and
includes colleges, technical schools, nursing schools sponsored by
hospitals, career institutes, etc. A random lottery is used to draw the
names from the pool of applicants who meet all of the criteria. Award
checks are made payable jointly to the student and the institution.
Recipients are notified and checks are disbursed in August.
- Applicant must be the primary account holder of an active Riverfront
savings account with a minimum balance of $50. Joint applicants are not
eligible. If you don’t already have an account, open an account by May 31
to be eligible.
- Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate study program
for the fall semester at an institution listed in Title IV Institution
- Applicant must have a cumulative “B” grade point average of 3.0 or 80%
The application process runs from April 1 through June 30 annually.
Download an application or visit a branch for a copy.
The following items must be returned with your application:
- Transcript showing your cumulative grade point average. Printouts of
online transcripts are acceptable to apply. If chosen, an official
transcript must be presented in order to receive the educational award. An
official transcript has a raised seal and/or the signature of the
- A formal acceptance letter or a copy of your online course schedule
showing your fall course schedule is acceptable as proof of registration
as long as it indicates the 2013 fall semester.
- Application materials must be postmarked by June 30.