2019 Scholarship Program
An exciting opportunity, or TWO, for Maple FCU’s college bound members!
Each year the Maple Federal Credit Union and the Lafayette Chapter of Credit Unions offer scholarships to our members entering or attending college. In prior years, we required two separate applications, but this year we’ve made it a 2 for 1 deal. That means entry into both the Maple FCU and the Lafayette Chapter of Credit Union’s scholarship drawing with just one application! Prior year finalists and winners are eligible. We want our members to take advantage of every opportunity available to help with college expenses.
Maple FCU scholarship winners will be announced on March 20, 2019 at our annual membership meeting. The finalist or a chosen representative must be present for the Maple FCU announcement. Maple FCU will award a total of $5,000 which includes $2,000 for the overall winner chosen by the scholarship committee and three (3) $1,000 awards chosen by random draw from the remaining finalists.
The Lafayette Chapter of Credit Union scholarship winners will be notified by March 31, 2019. LCCU will award three (3) $1,000 scholarships chosen by random draw from the pool of finalists. Scholarship winners will receive funding at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester once proof of registration has been received.
The application and requirements will get you submitted into both drawings. Please make certain that a completed application packet is submitted or postmarked no later than February 28, 2019. Applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements, which begins with being an active member of Maple FCU. For questions about becoming a member, please call 337-233-6264 or email Tara Breaux at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachael Abrams at email@example.com.
Scholarship questions should be directed to Maple FCU Scholarship Chairperson, Tara Breaux as shown above. It is our hope that by creating this two for one opportunity, all will see how invested we are in the future of our credit union members.
On behalf of the staff and volunteers of Maple Federal Credit Union, best of luck to all applicants.
2019 Annual Membership Meeting Notice
The Maple Federal Credit Union 2019 Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Robicheaux Recreation Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Board of Directors of Maple FCU have appointed the following to the nominating committee: Lisa Sampe, Chairwoman, Francis Fontenot and Dabne Dover.
Elections are held annually for a two-year term. Three director positions are up for election this year. Current Directors Kenny Duhon, Jim Moore and Vickie Opper have all expressed written consent that they wish to continue to serve on the Board of Directors. The nominating committee has accepted these nominations and are confident in these individuals to continue serving on behalf of all members. Chairwoman, Lisa Sampe has filed the nominations of Kenny Duhon, Jim Moore and Vickie Opper with the Secretary Alison Alleman.
Additional nominations may be accepted by petition of 1% of the Maple Federal Credit Union membership. Nominees or petition signers must be at least 18 years of age and nominees must accept the nomination in writing. The Secretary, Alison Alleman, must receive the petition for nomination in writing no later than 5 p.m., March 6, 2019.
For further information on Director requirements, please contact either of the nominating committee members listed below:
Lisa Sampe-Chairwoman 337-254-1948
Francis Fontenot 337-224-3517
Dabne Dover 337-326-1977
Annual meeting event registration will begin in February.
Q: What do I need in order to refinance my vehicle loan with Maple?
A: In order to refinance your vehicle with Maple you will need to provide:
- A copy of your vehicle registration
- A copy of your most recent current finance account statement
- A copy of your original purchase agreement and finance documents
Q: Why do I need these documents?
A: First, we need to make sure that the vehicle was recorded property and that the current financial institution can turn over the documents to us so we can record our lien. The other documents allow us to find ways to help you save money! Most often GAP policies are much more costly through the dealer than with us and those policies cover the original loan, not the refinance. Once you have these documents you are ready to apply.
Q: How do I get these documents to Maple?
A: These documents can be faxed to 337-233-6234, emailed, or dropped off at our off at 105 Toledo Drive in Lafayette. Choose whichever process is easier for you.
Q: Does it cost anything for me to refinance with Maple?
A: The only additional cost to you is 50% of the DMV fee which is currently $57.50. This fee can be included in the financing for all qualified borrowers.
Maple FCU awards $5,000 in Scholarships
For our third consecutive year, Maple FCU has shown a dedication to our up and coming members through our scholarship program. Over $15,000 in scholarships and stipends have been awarded to members of Maple FCU who are pursuing further undergraduate education as a full-time student in an accredited college, university or technical school. We were proud to present these 9 finalists at our 2018 Annual Membership meeting on March 21, 2018. Scholarship finalists were required a minimum GPA of 3.0, a minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1030 along with an application and essay. Meet our 2018 Scholarship finalists. Scholarship finalists were Benjamin Bourg of Lafayette (Lafayette High), Jahraya Jeanlouis of St. Martinville (Loreauville High), Mason Kennedy of Chesapeake, Virginia represented by his grandmother Margaret Comeaux, Madison Mouton of Scott(Acadiana High), Kenni Norman of Scott (Acadiana High), Jett Miller of Rayne (Notre Dame High, Kate Roy of Lafayette (LSU) represented by her father Brent Roy, Brett Stelly and Alexandra Trahan of Lafayette (Lafayette High).
The board of directors were presented with the information on each finalist along with their required essay. All information was provided keeping the finalist anonymous. One finalist was chosen as the outstanding finalist and was awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the 2018-19 school year. The Outstanding Scholar for the $2,000 Maple Federal Credit Union scholarship is Jett Miller son of John and Amanda Miller. Jett plans to attend University of Louisiana @ Lafayette to study computer science.
In addition three additional $1,000 scholarships were awarded by random draw from the remaining finalists. Those recipients are Benjamin Bourg, Jayraya Jeanlouis and Kate Roy. All remaining finalists received a $100 stipend to put towards their education.
We are proud of the dedication exhibited by these awesome young men and women. A 'well done' also goes out to their supporters at home and in the education system for helping these students reach these milestones. Congratulations scholars and families!