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Scholarship Application

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Eligibility

CUA employees and household members are not eligible. Members who have previously received a CUA Scholarship are not eligible. Student must have their own CUA membership, opened and in good standing, prior to applying. Not a member? Click here to join today!

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 the following information to cuabusinessdevelopment@cuofamerica.com by the stated deadline:

  • Copy of your current transcript through the end of December.
  • Copy of your college acceptance letter. If you’re currently attending college your transcript will suffice unless you are changing schools.
  • A professional or appropriate headshot (pdf or jpg). This photo will be used in publications if you are awarded a scholarship.

Deadline

The online application and all supporting documents must be received by 11:59 pm on March 19, 2024. Winning applicants will be notified via email by April 30, 2024.

Questions

Please contact CUA at cuabusinessdevelopment@cuofamerica.com or by phone at 800.256.8049 ext. 65901‚Äč.

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