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Local High School Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Students

Our mission is to improve the well-being of our members and to strengthen the communities we serve. One big way that we give back is by helping students achieve their goals through higher education with our Local High School Scholarship Program. "We consider these scholarships an investment in the future of these young people and in their communities." - Jeffery C. Moscicki, Chairman of the Board/UVA Community Credit Union

About Our Scholarship Program

UVA Community Credit Union will award a total of twenty five (25) $1,500 scholarships to:

  1. One graduating high school senior attending any public, private, or home-school located in each of the following counties in our field of membership: Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Culpeper, Cumberland, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham; and,
  2. One graduating high school senior attending any public, private, or home-school located in each of the following cities in our field of membership: Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro.  

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a full-time resident attending public, private or home-school within our field of membership
  • Must plan to attend a two or four year accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2022 
  • Must be a High School Senior with a GPA of at least 2.50 (winners will be asked to provide a copy of their transcript)
  • Employees/Board Members or any child in their care are not eligible to apply

Submission Process

Complete and submit either our online scholarship submission form or a paper scholarship application, along with a 250 - 500 word essay on this year's topic: "Young adults without much experience are often targets of financial scams and fraud. What advice would you give your peers to help them avoid being the victim of one of these common scams targeting teens and young adults?"

Applications must be submitted/postmarked by March 16, 2022. Update: Our submission deadline has passed. Please check back again in May when we announce our winners. 

Selection/Notification

Judging will be conducted by a panel of judges from UVA Community Credit Union. Essays will be graded on clarity, content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Winners will be asked to provide a copy of their school transcript. Winners will be notified via phone/email by April 20, 2022. Scholarship awards must be accepted by responding to the winner notification email within 7 business days or award may be forfeited

Scholarship recipients and their parent/guardian(s) will be invited to attend the Credit Union's Annual Meeting where they will be recognized by our members and our Board of Directors. 

Prize

Winners must be enrolled full time and begin their studies in the fall semester after high school graduation otherwise the scholarship is forfeited. Scholarship checks will be mailed and made payable directly to the student’s college or university for the 2022 fall semester. Winners will need to provide their college/university student ID and mailing address. College scholarships may be considered taxable income in some cases. Recipients should check with their tax advisor.

Release

All entries become the property of UVA Community Credit Union and by submitting the entry you authorize UVA Community Credit Union to utilize all or a portion of the information for publicity. Winners will be asked to submit a photo for publicity. Some examples include: press releases, publication in UVA Community Credit Union newsletters, websites or social media, newspapers, trade magazines, etc. These announcements may include scholarship recipient’s name, contents of the entry, a photo, and other reported information.

Other

UVA Community Credit Union reserves the right to discontinue or modify its scholarship program, or any component thereof, and to revise any or all of the scholarship requirements, processes, or eligibility criteria at any time. If the Credit Union does not receive an application from each of the counties/cities listed above, we may, at our discretion, award those funds to another applicant from any county/city within our field of membership. Not responsible for lost or damaged entries due to technical difficulties or postal issues. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

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