2024 Credit Union Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation’s $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program accepted applications until April 15. Credit union members* attending college or trade school in Fall 2024 could apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships and one of two $1,000 video-based scholarships and in both categories!

* College or trade school-bound members of Five Star FCU or any credit union based in Maryland or D.C. (or affiliated with the MD|DC Credit Union Association) are eligible to apply.

The deadline for applications was 11:59 P.M. on April 15, 2024. Scholarship winners will be announced in June 2024.

This year’s written essay topic was: “Explain the good habits you’ve developed for creating a sound financial future for you and your family. Additionally explain how your relationship with your credit union enhances or helps you establish or maintain those habits.”

This year’s video topic was: “Create a 60-second video depicting one or more good habits for making sound financial decisions and how your relationship with your credit union has helped to establish, enhance or maintain those habits.”

Apply for a CU Foundation Scholarship

2024 Five Star FCU Scholarship

Five Star of Maryland FCU will award one $1,000 Scholarship to a member** who first submits a written essay for the CU Foundation of MD|DC Scholarship. There’s no separate application; CU Foundation essays submitted by Five Star FCU members will be reviewed by our Scholarship Committee for separate judging in May. Five Star FCU will announce our 2024 Scholarship award recipient in June.

Submit an essay for the CU Foundation Scholarship

**Five Star of Maryland FCU members attending trade school or freshman through senior year of college full-time in Fall 2024; must have Five Star FCU membership in their own name. Family and household members of Five Star FCU employees and volunteers are not eligible for the Five Star FCU Scholarship but may still apply for the CU Foundation Scholarships.