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2019 Scholarship Opportunities

Since 2014, the Credit Union has empowered college-bound high school seniors to pursue their dreams by providing more than $165,000 in scholarships. Recipients are selected in recognition of their commitment to integrity, teamwork, and giving back – reflecting the same values as the Credit Union's.

For our 2019 Scholarship program, BCU is proud to offer:

  • 20 individual Scholarships Awards of $1,500
  • The Samuel G. O’Kelly Memorial Scholarship ($2,500), recognizing outstanding dedication to community service

If you’re the parent of a high school senior or know a student planning to attend college in the fall, we encourage you to share these exciting opportunities! While only BCU members are eligible to receive scholarship awards, students are welcome to join the Credit Union at the same time they apply. It's free, and only takes a few minutes to start a journey toward financial freedom.

Applications are accepted April 2 - May 17, 2019.


Applying for a BCU Scholarship is easy, simply follow these 3 steps:


Create a user name and password. Complete the informational sections.


The application includes a short 400-word essay along with 2 short answer sections (details provided within the application).


Upload external documents and review application. Click Submit and you're finished! To learn more, see eligibility requirements below.

Are you the perfect candidate?


Student must be:

  • A Credit Union member in good standing (not parent’s account). Not yet a member? It's easy! Join today
  • A high school senior
  • Planning to attend an accredited 2+ year college or university for the 2019-20 academic year.


  • Complete the application
  • Submit a short essay describing your personal finance goals and how you will approach future financial decisions
  • Selection criteria includes academics, participation in school/community activities, and demonstration of core values
  • Applications will be accepted from April 2 - May 17, 2019
  • Recipients will be notified in June/July 2019.

Previous Recipients

Meet the 2018 winners!