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ESL/MCC Scholars Program

The application period for the 2024 program has ended.

ESL has partnered with Monroe Community College (MCC) to create a unique employment pathway opportunity.

This workforce development program will provide a college scholarship, exposure to careers in the banking industry, professional development, and mentoring, while promoting academic success and degree completion.

Program Details

Earn while you learn! Program participants will be employed at ESL during a semester for 15-20 hours per week and 32-40 hours per week throughout the summer at a rate of $16.88/hr. Recipients of the scholarship will receive $1,000 per semester, up to a $2,000* maximum.

Job coaching, mentoring, and professional development will also be provided. Additionally, students may be eligible to earn academic credit through MCC. After successful completion of the program, scholars may be considered for full-time employment opportunities at ESL.

  • Students are hired for a paid, part-time teller position during the semester (15-20 hours) and summer (32-40 hours). They are assigned an ESL mentor and supported through performance management, coaching, and professional development sessions.
  • Major(s) in Business, Finance, Social Sciences, Information Technology and other relevant majors within will also be considered.
  • With good performance, students may be assigned new roles and challenges in the branches or at the ESL Corporate Office to experience other areas of the business.
  • Tuition reimbursement options may be available to students who continue their studies at a local four-year institution while working part-time at ESL.

Application Process

Applications will be available beginning Friday, September 15, until Friday, October 20. The selection process consists of four steps. Please note, every applicant may not advance through all four steps. To apply:

  1. Complete a quick interest form.
  2. If selected to advance to the next step, you will be contacted for a phone interview.
  3. Following the phone interview, you may be asked to complete a longer application and submit a copy of your resume and transcript.
  4. After review, you may be invited for an in-person interview or virtual interview on Webex.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Must be a full-time enrolled student (12+ credit hours) at MCC in Spring 2024
  • Must have an intended graduation date of Spring 2025
  • GPA of 2.5 and above
  • Ability to work in the US on a permanent basis

* $1,000 awarded per semester if eligibility guidelines are met.

Employees, board members and immediate family members (living in the same household as an employee) of ESL, ESL Investment Services, LLC, ESL Trust Services, LLC, and Cooper/Haims Advisors LLC are not eligible. ESL (which includes ESL Federal Credit Union, ESL Investment Services, LLC, ESL Trust Services, LLC and Cooper/Haims Advisors LLC) is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all genders, all racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

ESL reserves the right to postpone or cancel the program. If the program is postponed, the updated application dates will be published at If the program is cancelled, the scholarship and employment opportunity will not be awarded.

ESL is a registered service mark of ESL Federal Credit Union.