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Scholarship Application

Applications for 2020 award season are closed. Winners will be notifed by June 30th, 2020. 

Thank you for considering Credit Union of America’s $2,000 John Michener Scholarship. Applications for 2021 award season will open on November 1 , 2020.

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CUA employees and household members are not eligible. Members who have previously received a CUA Scholarship are not eligible. CUA membership is required.*
*can be opened after application is submitted

Personal Information

Academic Information

Community and/or School Involvement

In the table below, please list any of your community or school involvement activities, along with a description of the activity and the role you play. Please list up to four activities.

Please do not include school/church/sorority/fraternity or other area-specific organizational names in the activity table. For example, if you belong to Delta Gamma Sorority at Wichita State University, simply state “Sorority Member” under activity name.

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Activity 4

John Michener was CUA’s founding father and leader for many decades. He believed in the importance of teaching financial literacy to our members and in our community. Financial literacy is the possession of skills that allow people to make smart decisions with their money. In a 500-word essay, please answer the following questions:

  1. What does financial literacy mean to you and why is it important?
  2. How will this type of knowledge allow you to succeed in the future?
  3. Please go to https://www.cuofamerica.com/Resources/Its-a-Money-Thing/About-the-Credit-Union/7-Co-operative-Principles.  Check out the handout and the video.  Then choose one of the 7 Credit Union Principles and explain how this principle is demonstrated by CUA and how it does/could impact you personally.

Finishing Up

Additional Information

Please email CorporateGiving@CUofAmerica.com to submit a copy of your transcript, acceptance letter, and appropriate headshot. Headshot photo to be used in publications if you are awarded a scholarship.


The online application and supporting documents must be received by 11:59 pm on April 30th. Winning applicants will be notified via email by end of June.


Please contact CUA at Info@CUofAmerica.com or by phone at 316.265.3272 x 139.

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