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Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Community 1st Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist active members who are current high school seniors or current undergraduates 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 scholarships 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.

Applicants to the Community 1st Credit Union Scholarship Program must be:

  • Current, active members of Community 1st Credit Union
  • High school seniors or current undergraduates who plan to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited two-or-four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Children of C1st employees are eligible to apply and must meet the above eligibility requirements.


The authorized distribution for new awards is $50,000. One (1) $4,000 award will be given to the top application who is the child of a C1st employee. Two (2) $2,000 Rex Stewart Memorial Scholarship awards will be given to students majoring in Agriculture or Ag-related majors. The remaining 21 awards will be $2,000 each, for Community 1st Credit Union members. One (1) recipient will be selected per C1st Branch location.

Awards are one-time only.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

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 April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

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):

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

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 a copy of your test score report(s) 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 February 19, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Community 1st Credit Union has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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