College Scholarships

MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union is offering seven (7) $1,000 College Scholarships. Five (5) will be awarded to high school seniors who will be graduating in spring 2020; two (2) will be awarded to post-high school, continuing education students and current college students. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, room and board, books and other educational expenses during the 2021/2022 academic year. Entries must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.

1. Applicant must be a member of MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union (have an account in their own name) and the membership must have been opened prior to January 1, 2021.
2. Applicant must be entering or attending a vocational, technical, community college or 4-year college in the fall of 2021.
3. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
4. Past scholarship recipients are not eligible.
5. Applicant is required to write an original essay of no less than 300 words and no more than 500 words on the following topic:

“What has impacted your understanding and attitudes about money, both positively and negatively? What types of financial education, resources or coaching can the credit union provide that will enrich our members’ understanding of money, or enhance the positive attitudes they already have?”

Before completing the form below, please read the instructions carefully. Also note that your application cannot be saved and resumed later. All information given on this application will be kept confidential. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by an independent committee and notified by April 30, 2021. Scholarship winners will be required to submit a photo to be used for various print and electronic media.


College Scholarship Application

  • Check only one.
  • You must have your own membership with MEMBERS1st Credit Union & your membership must have been opened by 10/01/20 (at least 90 days prior to the application deadline) in order to be considered for a scholarship.
  • List the names of your parents/guardians if you are under the age of 18. If you are 18 or older, type "N/A."
  • Please be sure to include your city, state and zip code.
  • Please format as (XXX) XXX-XXXX
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY



  • You may be asked to verify the following information should you be selected for one of our scholarships
  • Base grade point average on A=4.0. If scale is other than 4.0, please convert to a 4.0 scale. Scholarship recipients may be required to verify this information prior to receiving scholarship funds.
  • Enter as MM/YYYY

  • Please ensure your answer is 300-500 words in length.

  • By signing with my full name below and then submitting this application, I hereby state that this essay is my original work and all personal information is true. I understand that the essay becomes the property of MEMBERS1st Credit Union for whatever use they deem appropriate. I agree to cooperate in promotional activities related to the scholarship competition, and should I be selected a winner, give them permission to use my name and photo in promotional activities. If any part of the above information is found to be false or plagiarized, I agree that I forfeit my application. This application must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 31, 2021 in order to be considered for the scholarship. All applicants will notified of their award status via phone or mail by April 30, 2021. Once you click "Submit," you will receive a confirmation notification on your screen (you may need to scroll to the top). If you do not receive a confirmation notification on your screen, please ensure that you have completed all required fields. Please call the credit union at (800) 245-6199 or email with any questions or concerns, but please do not contact us to check on the receipt of your entry or status of scholarship essay judging.