Community 1st Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist active members who are current high school seniors or non-traditional students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Program must be:
Children of employees are eligible to apply and must meet the above eligibility requirements.
*Non-traditional students are defined as students who do not attend college immediately after high school graduation.
One (1) $4,000 will be given to the most qualified applicant who is the child of a Community 1st Credit Union employee. Four (4) $1,000 awards will be given to non-traditional students enrolling for the first time or returning to complete an interrupted degree. The remaining twenty (20) awards of $2,000 each will be given to the most qualified applicants, one recipient per location.
Awards are one-time only.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Community 1st Credit Union play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Community 1st Credit Union. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 18, 2022 3:00 pm.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.