CU College Scholarship

Scholarship Builds Youth Connections

Do you have members who could use some help with college tuition? Well the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC college scholarship program makes it easy for you to help your college-bound members meet their tuition costs while strengthening your bond with those members.

The $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program is underway now! Your college-bound members are eligible to 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, members can apply in all three categories.

And the best part? If your members win a scholarship you hand them their scholarship award!  View scholarship presentation photos.

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2019. Awards will be made in May 2019.

The Foundation provides everything you need to offer this program to your members –

  • $12,000 in scholarship funding
  • A roster of 100+ volunteer judges
  • Online applications
  • Lobby posters
  • Sample newsletter / website articles
  • Graphics, and more!

We help you make sure your members know about this scholarship opportunity with the Foundation’s Scholarship Marketing Package. Click below to download all you need!

This year’s essay topic is:
“How can your credit union help you become financially independent?”

This year’s video topic is:
“Create a 60-second video showing how your credit union helps you achieve your financial goals.”

This year’s photo theme is:
“Dream big”

Visit The Application Site

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

The Foundation is pleased to offer this opportunity for credit unions to help their young members. The awardees will receive needed financial assistance to help them meet their tuition expenses and the essay, video, and photo topics provoke innovative and useful responses to help you better serve your college-aged members while the applicants earn a little more about your credit union.

Start promoting the scholarship today!

Scholarship Lobby Poster Request

Lobby posters are free and a great way to let your membership know about this scholarship offering!


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.”