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Scholarship Program

  • Photo/Video/Essay winners
  • $12,000 awarded
  • Annual program

Just one of the many benefits of being a member of the credit union.

Foundation Announces 2021 $12,000 Credit Union Scholarship Program

Are you headed off to college or trade school in 2021? Lafayette Federal is pleased to announce a college scholarship opportunity to make it easier for you to meet tuition costs.

Members of Maryland or District of Columbia-based credit unions and members of credit unions that are affiliated with the MD & DC Credit Union Association are eligible to apply for the $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program for 2021! 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, you may apply in all three categories!

Deadline for applications is midnight, March 31, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in May 2021 on the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC’s scholarship website: cufound.org/scholarshipOpens in New Window.

This year’s essay topic is:

"How do credit unions demonstrate the phrase, 'Not For Profit, Not For Charity, But For Service?'”

This year’s video topic is:

"Create a 60-second video showing how credit unions help families achieve their financial goals.”

This year's video topic is:

Capture an original photograph that represents how your credit union is "Improving Lives.”

Any member of Lafayette Federal who is entering their freshmen through senior year of college or trade school may apply.

Applications are accepted online at: cufound.org/scholarshipOpens in New Window

Lafayette Federal, the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC, and its generous supporters cooperate to make this scholarship program possible.

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