CU College Scholarship


Foundation Announces 2020
$12,000 Credit Union Scholarship Program

Could you use help with college or trade school tuition? Are you entering your freshman through senior year of college or trade school?

Members of Maryland or District of Columbia-based credit unions and members of credit unions that are affiliated with the MD & DC Credit Union Association are eligible to apply.

The $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program is underway now! Eligible credit union members may apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships, one $1,000 video-based scholarship, and/or one $1,000 photo-based scholarship.  And yes, eligible members may apply in all three categories!

Deadline for applications is Midnight, March 31, 2020. Awards will be announced in May 2020.

This year’s essay topic (750 word max):
“It’s ten years in the future – the year 2030.  Describe your vision of how you will manage your personal finances then.  Include how you will pay for things, save, and borrow.  Imagine how your credit union will help make that vision a reality”

This year’s video topic:
“It’s ten years in the future – the year 2030.  Create a 60-second video showing how you will manage your personal finances with your credit union as your financial services partner.”

This year’s photo theme:
“Innovation”

Service Lobby Poster

Judges will be looking for a photo submission that is good enough to be used for lobby posters.  So put some thought into your photo.  It will take as much effort as those who submit essays and videos!

Here is an example of the type of scholarship-winning photo our judges are looking for.  It is based on a past year’s theme, “Service.”  Don’t worry about the caption, we’ll add that later if your photo is selected to be used as a poster.

Your photo doesn’t have to be directly related to the financial services industry, but it does need to capture the year’s assigned theme.

Click on the image to enlarge.


PLEASE NOTE: Parental membership does not qualify applicant. All applicants must themselves be a member of a participating credit union.

Applicants must be entering their freshman through senior year of college or trade school.  This scholarship does not apply to students in post-graduate programs nor payment of student loans.

Visit our Applicant Page


You must be a member of one or more of the participating credit unions listed:

ACT 1st FCU

Advantage Financial FCU

AFL-CIO Employees FCU

Agriculture FCU

Al Gar FCU

American Airlines FCU

American Hammered FCU

Andrews FCU

APGFCU

APL FCU

Apple FCU

Arlington Community FCU

Asbury FCU

Atlantic Financial FCU

Baltimore Co Employees FCU

Baltimore Washington FCU

Bank Fund Staff FCU

Bee FCU

BNA FCU

Boyds FCU

Bulldog FCU

Capital Area Realtors FCU

Capital Area Taiwanese FCU

CARCO FCU

Cecil County School EFCU

Cedar Point FCU

Census FCU

Central Credit Union of MD

Chessie FCU

Choptank Electric Coop EFCU

Congressional FCU

Constellation FCU

D.C. Fire Department FCU

D.C. Teachers FCU

DC Credit Union

Del-One FCU

Delaware State Police FCU

Delmarva Power FCU

Democracy FCU

Department of Commerce FCU

Department of Labor FCU

Destinations Credit Union

Dor-Wic FCU

Educational Systems FCU

EP FCU

F.I.A.F.E. FCU

FedChoice FCU

FedFinancial

Ferko Maryland FCU

First Eagle FCU

First Financial FCU

First Peoples Community FCU

Five Star FCU

FRB Federal Credit Union

Freedom FCU

Geico FCU

Georgetown FCU

Georgetown U. Alumni FCU

GPO FCU

Greenbelt FCU

GSA Federal Credit Union

Har-Co MD FCU

HEALTHCARE 1st FCU

HEMA FCU

Howard Co. Edu. FCU

Howard Univ. Emps. FCU

HUD FCU

IBEW #26 FCU

IDB-IIC Federal Credit Union

InFirst FCU

Interior FCU

John Wesley AME Zion FCU

Johns Hopkins FCU

Judd’s FCU

Kelco FCU

Kemba CU

Korean Catholic FCU

Lafayette FCU

Lee FCU

Library of Congress FCU

LM FCU

Local #355 Maryland FCU

Market USA FCU

Marriott FCU

Maryland Postal FCU

Masters, Mates & Pilots FCU

MBFT FCU

MECU of Baltimore

Members First of MD FCU

Mid-Atlantic FCU

MNCPPC FCU

Money One FCU

Mt. Airy Baptist Church FCU

Mt. Gilead FCU

Mt. Jezreel FCU

Mt. Lebanon FCU

NAPFE Federal Credit Union

NASA FCU

Navy Federal

NIH FCU

None Suffer Lack FCU

Northrop Grumman

NRL FCU

Nymeo FCU

OAS Staff FCU

PAHO/WHO FCU

Paramount Baptist Church FCU

Pen Fed

Peninsula Gen. EFCU

PEPCO FCU

Phi Beta Sigma FCU

PMI Employees FCU

Point Breeze CU

Police FCU

Post Office CU of MD

Potomac FCU

Prince George’s Comm. FCU

Romney FCU

Sargent FCU

SECU of MD

Securityplus FCU

Self Reliance FCU

Signal Financial FCU

SkyPoint FCU

St. Gabriel’s FCU

St. Joseph Med. Ctr. FCU

TEFCU

The Partnership FCU

Thiokol-Elkton FCU

Tower FCU

Transportation FCU

Treasury Department FCU

US Postal Service FCU

US Senate FCU

Washington Co. Teachers FCU

Washington Typographic FCU

WEPCO FCU

Wor-Co FCU

WSSC FCU


Foundation Announces 2019
Credit Union Scholarship Winners

The 113 volunteer judges working with the MD|DC Credit Union Scholarship Program have selected this year’s winners from among the 339 essay-based entries, 123 photo-based entries, and 20 video-based entries.

Each of this year’s winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award presented by their credit union.

View 2019 Winning Essays

 

2019 Winning Video

 

 2019 Photo Winner, “Dream Big”

From the applicant: “The ability to turn dreams into reality requires perseverance and determination. Believing in one’s self renders a person to create the life that they envision.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Foundation Announces 2018
Credit Union Scholarship Winners

The 111 volunteer judges working with the MD|DC Credit Union Scholarship Program have selected this year’s winners from among the 281 essay-based entries, 72 photo-based entries, and 18 video-based entries.

Each of this year’s winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award presented by their credit union.

Click to View 2018 Winning Essays

 

2018 Winning Video

 

 2018 Photo Winner, “Community”

From the applicant: “Community is a value that credit unions embody with their cooperative philosophy; they are locally operated by their members and have extensive services.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Foundation Announces 2017
Credit Union Scholarship Winners

The 104 volunteer judges working with the MD|DC Credit Union Scholarship Program have selected this year’s winners from among the 328 essay-based entries, 58 photo-based entries, and 12 video-based entries.

Each of this year’s winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award presented by their credit union.

View the 2017 Winning Essays.

2017 Winning Video

 

 2017 Photo Winner, “Respect”

From the artist – “Respect at its most basic often involves the simple act of holding a door open for someone; it is something anyone can do.”


Foundation Announces 20162015-CUF
Credit Union Scholarship Winners

The 111 volunteer judges working with the MD|DC Credit Union Scholarship Program have selected this year’s winners from among the 373 essay-based entries, 79 photo-based entries, and 26 video-based entries.

Each of this year’s winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award presented by their credit union.

View the 2016 Top Essays.

 

2016 Winning Video

2016 Winning Photograph – “Service”

2016 Photo Winner

It takes many helping hands to provide
the best quality “service” for a community.


Foundation Announces 2015
Credit Union Scholarship Winners

This year’s essay and video topic was:
You are talking with a friend. Explain to them the value of credit union membership.

View the 2015 Top Essays.

View the 2015 Video Winner.

2015 Winning Photograph – “Thrift”
2015 Winning Photo (1)


2014 Scholarship-Winning Essays

Click here to view the ten scholarship-winning 2014 essays.


First Place 2014 Photo
Winning-Scholarship-Photo