Education Corner

Virginia Educators Credit Union wants our members to receive access to online educational opportunities. The Education Corner allows members to engage in interactive activities that relate to all age groups.

For information regarding free financial education for students, educators, and PTA members, contact our Financial Literacy Coordinator at 930.2425 ext. 905 or email: financialliteracy@vecu.org.

Fraud and Identity Theft

Virginia Educators Credit Union and other financial institutions will never ask you for personal information (account numbers, social security numbers, passwords, etc.) unless you first initiate the contact. Do not provide personal information by e-mail or click on links within e-mail messages asking you to verify your personal information. For more information, please visit http://www.antiphishing.org or http://www.cybercrime.gov.

Click here to view an informative page the Federal Trade Commission has on Identity Theft.

Click here for a printable copy of the information on Identity Theft.

Click here to obtain a free credit report.

Website Resources

Googolplex - For school aged members. Visit the 5-Spot Clubhouse (elementary school), AJ's Mall (middle school), or C-Note University (high school). You can play fun games while learning how to develop positive financial practices!

Guides to Independence - For teen and young adult members. Is it time for you to become financially responsible? Whether you're thinking of buying a car, opening a share draft (checking) account, or trying to save for your future, Guides to Independence will help you learn how to make financial decisions with our online activities and tutorials.

If you are eligible and registered, you are entitled to one free music download for each Guides course you complete. You may take any course more than once, but will receive a download code the first time only. Sometimes you might receive a download code worth more than one free song. These bonus tunes are awarded randomly. Notice of any bonus songs will appear on the course certificate. Gain financial independence and download your favorite tunes to an MP3 player, iPod, CD, or computer.

Home and Family Finance - For adult members. Are you interested in improving or do need more information personal finances? Home and Family Finance provides members with automatically updated online personal finance information. New articles are added weekly on homes, vehicles, technology, money, and retirement.

Educators Resources

NEFE Personal Finance Curriculum (High School) - Download lesson plans, student worksheets, and Power Point presentations from this Standard of Learning (SOL) based curriculum. Provides literature on personal finance topics such as budgeting, credit, saving, etc.

Scholarship Opportunities

Virginia Educators Credit Union recognizes the importance of education. Therefore, we welcome our graduating high school seniors, college students, and educators to enter our scholarship essay contests each year.

Please check back in January 2014 for scholarship opportunities.

All scholarship applicants, excluding full-time educators, must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher. Scholarship applications must be accompanied with a one page essay that is typed and double spaced.