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2018 Scholarship Opportunities

Empowering Students to Pursue Financial Freedom

Since 2014, the Credit Union has awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships to our brightest college-bound high school seniors. It’s a program we’re proud to have seen grow year-over-year, with 20 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each awarded annually.

This year is the most exciting to date, with two additional scholarship opportunities available in 2018 that will be awarded to our most outstanding applicants:

  • The Samuel G. O’Kelly Memorial Scholarship ($2,500)
  • The Chip Filson Scholarship Award ($5,000), presented in recognition of BCU’s 2017 Student Choice Honor Roll Award.

Applications for 2018 Scholarship Opportunities are being accepted April 2 - May 17, 2018.


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.

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Student must be:

  • A Credit Union member in good standing (not parent’s account)

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  • A high school senior
  • Planning to attend an accredited 2+ year college or university for the 2018-19 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, 2018.
  • Recipients will be notified in June/July 2018.

Previous Recipients

Meet the 2017 winners!