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Foundation Announces 20172017 Scholarship Icon
$12,000 Credit Union Scholarship Program

Could you use help with college or trade school tuition? Are you a member of a Maryland or District of Columbia-based credit union and entering your freshman through senior year of college or trade school?

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 March 31, 2017. Awards will be announced in May 2017.

This year’s essay topic is:
As a credit union member, explain why someone should choose a credit union as their primary financial institution over alternative service providers, such as for-profit banks.

This year’s video topic is:
Create a 60-second advertisement targeted specifically at a younger viewer (under the age of 30) that highlights the benefits of credit union membership.

This year’s photo theme is the credit union core value, “Respectful”

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 last 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.

Visit our Applicant Page


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

ABLE FCU
Advantage Financial FCU (DVA FCU)
AFL CIO Employees FCU
Agriculture FCU
Al-Gar FCU
Allegany Co. Teachers FCU
American Airlines FCU
American Hammered FCU
Andrews FCU
APG FCU
APL FCU
Asbury FCU
ASE Federal Credit Union
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
Delmarva Power FCU
Democracy FCU
Department of Commerce FCU
Department of Labor FCU
Destinations Credit Union
DG FCU
Dor-Wic FCU
DVA FCU (Advantage Financial FCU)
Educational Systems FCU
Energy FCU
EP FCU
F.I.A.F.E. FCU
Fannie Mae FCU
FedChoice FCU
FedFinancial
Ferko Maryland FCU
First Eagle FCU
First Financial FCU
First Peoples Community FCU
FRB Federal Credit Union
Freedom FCU
Ft. Meade Community CU
G.B.B.R. FCU
Geico FCU
Georgetown U. Alumni FCU
GPO FCU
Greenbelt FCU
GSA Federal Credit Union
Har-Co MD FCU
HEALTHCARE 1st FCU
Healthcare Family FCU
HealthCare United FCU
HEMA FCU
Holy Comforter-St. Cyprians FCU
Howard County Education FCU
Howard U. Employees FCU
Hoya FCU
HUD Federal Credit Union
IBEW #26 FCU
IDB-IIC Federal Credit Union
Interior FCU
John Wesley AME Zion Church FCU
Johns Hopkins FCU
Judd’s FCU
Kelco FCU
Korean Catholic FCU
Lafayette FCU
Lee FCU
Library of Congress FCU
LM FCU
Local #355 Maryland FCU
Market USA FCU
Marriott FCU
Masters, Mates & Pilots FCU
MBFT FCU
MECU
Members First Credit Union
Mid-Atlantic FCU
MNCPPC FCU
Money One FCU
Montgomery Co. Emp. FCU
Montgomery County Postal FCU
Mt. Airy Baptist Church FCU
Mt. Gilead FCU
Mt. Jezreel FCU
Mt. Lebanon FCU
NAPFE Federal Credit Union
NARC FCU
NASA FCU
National Geographic FCU
NIH FCU
NLRB Federal Credit Union
None Suffer Lack FCU
Northrop Grumman FCU
Notre Dame 2901 FCU
NRL FCU
Nymeo FCU
OAS Staff FCU
PAHO/WHO FCU
Paramount Baptist Church FCU
Peninsula Gen. EFCU
People’s Neighborhood FCU
PEPCO FCU
Perry Point FCU
Phi Beta Sigma FCU
PMI Employees FCU
Point Breeze CU
Police FCU
Post Office CU
Potomac FCU
Prince George’s Comm. FCU
Relay FCU
Sargent FCU
SECU of MD
SecurityPlus FCU
Self Reliance FCU
Signal Financial FCU
St. Agnes FCU
St. Gabriel’s FCU
St. Joseph Med. Ctr. FCU
TEFCU
The Partnership FCU
Thiokol-Elkton FCU
Tower FCU
Transportation FCU
Treasury Department FCU
Triple C 16 FCU
US Postal Service FCU
US Senate FCU
W.R. Grace Maryland EFCU
Washington Co. Teachers FCU
Washington Typographic FCU
WEPCO FCU
White House FCU
Wor-Co FCU
WSSC FCU

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