Scholarship Fund Management

Remarks from the 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners

  • “Thank you for the award, I appreciate your investment in the futures of myself and my family.”

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  • “I’m so excited, this scholarship award will advance me much closer to my goals of acquiring my degree and facilitate my ability to build a foundation for my loved ones, to save them from building debt at times of need. I am humbled in spite of this award.”

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  • “Yay! This is awesome news for my family and I! I am so grateful for this!”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “Thank you so much! You just made my year much brighter!”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of the scholarship!”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “I am so excited about being a recipient of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Scholarship.”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “Oh, my goodness, yay!! Thank you so much!! I appreciate this more than you know, Ms. Whaley!”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “I am so overwhelmed with gratitude, thank you all so very much!”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “Thank you, the Board, and the committee so much! I am beyond grateful to be chosen as a Carolinas Foundation scholarship recipient.”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “Thank you very much for selecting me to receive one of your scholarships. This will be a tremendous help to my family.”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “Wow! I am so incredibly honored to be a scholarship recipient! Please extend my sincerest thanks to all involved in the selection process.”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “I am thrilled and immensely grateful to have been chosen to receive a Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Scholarship!”

    Scholarship Winner

  • “Thank you for this amazing opportunity! You’re the bomb!”

    Scholarship Winner

The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s Scholarship Fund Management Program was established to help credit union members in North and South Carolina with higher education expenses. Credit unions can establish a scholarship fund managed by the Foundation, where members experience a streamlined scholarship application process. The Foundation also handles the communications to the applicants and fund distributions to the attending schools.

How Do Members Apply

In order to be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be a member of a North or South Carolina credit union and have a non-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. If an applicant is eligible for scholarships from several credit unions, they may select multiple credit unions on the application. Further, all applicants are eligible for consideration by the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation for its academic and needs-based scholarships, including credit union employees. To access the secure online portal to begin an application, please click here. For a listing of frequently asked questions, please click here.

Important Deadlines

  • October 1, 2020 – Online application opens
  • February 1, 2021 – Application closes
  • Early April 2021 – All winners and applicants are notified via the online portal
  • May 15, 2021 – All winners confirmed through the online portal using the online verification form
  • June – July 2020 – Checks are processed and distributed to attending schools

Current Scholarship Funds

  • The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Fund (academic and needs-based scholarships)
  • Allegacy Federal Credit Union’s Mel Hughes Scholarship Fund
  • Blue Flame Credit Union Scholarship Fund
  • Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union Scholarship Fund
  • Carolinas Telco Federal Credit Union Legacy Scholarship Fund
  • Charlotte Metro Federal Credit Union Herman Hoose Scholarship Fund (separate application available from Charlotte Metro)
  • Coastal Credit Union Scholarship Fund
  • Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union
  • Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship Fund (separate application available from LGFCU)
  • Members Credit Union’s Betty Stevenson Scholarship Fund & General Scholarship Fund
  • MTC Federal Credit Union Scholarship Fund
  • Palmetto Citizens Scholarship Fund
  • Piedmont Advantage Credit Union’s Members Come First Scholarship Fund
  • Sharonview Team Phil Abrams Scholarship Fund & Sharonview CARES Phil Abrams Scholarship Fund    
  • SPC Credit Union Scholarship Fund
  • Summit Credit Union’s Elizabeth Hamilton Scholarship Fund
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Fred Sarda Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Winners

2016 - 2017

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

2020 - 2021