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Scholarship Opportunities for Alaskans

Our application period is now closed. 2024 winners are listed below!


The Bill Countryman Scholarship Program

Each year, Credit Union 1 is proud to offer the Bill Countryman Scholarship Program to Alaskans of all ages pursuing higher education goals. In the words of our honored past Board of Directors member Bill Countryman, "education and adventure keep you young!" 

CU1's scholarship application period is open February 1 - April 30 of each year.


Eligible scholarship applicants must meet one of these three categories:

  • Individuals of any age who are continuing their education at an accredited college or vocational school
  • Senior high students applying for admission to an accredited college or vocational school
  • Junior high or high school students through 11th grade applying for the Johns Hopkins CTY Program

The following criteria is used to grant scholarships:

  • Applicant (or their parent) must be a member of Credit Union 1 for at least one year as of April 30
  • Applicant must show financial need
  • Applicant must provide documentation of community involvement and/or extra-curricular activities; however, there is no minimum requirement of involvement
  • Applicants must share details of how higher education will shape their plans/goals

Additional details:

  • There are no class restrictions for scholarship funds; selected applicants will receive funds toward overall tuition
  • The maximum amount awarded varies
  • CU1 employees and their family members are not eligible for this scholarship; however, our employees can apply for tuition assistance as a benefit of employment
  • There is no limit to the number of years an applicant may apply; if you applied last year, you're welcome to apply again this year
  • There is no paper scholarship application; please complete the electronic application below.


Thank you for your interest in a Bill Countryman Scholarship from Credit Union 1! Our annual application period re-opens in in February. At that time, please read through the application in its entirety before you begin. This will ensure you've gathered all required materials, as once you begin your application, you will not be able to save it and resume later. Note that required items also include three letters of recommendation, your school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. 

2024 Scholarship Winners

Winners of this year’s Bill Countryman Scholarship include:

  1. Gabriel G. - Anchorage

  2. Danika B. - Anchorage

  3. Jordan Z. - Anchorage

  4. Madison B.  - Anchorage

  5. Oryan B. - Anchorage

  6. Riley K. - Anchorage

  7. Alicia W. - Anchorage

  8. Amber B. - Anchorage

  9. Amiyah H. - Anchorage

  10. Aaron H. - Anchorage

  11. Merry S. - Anchorage

  12. Rhiana G. - Anchorage

  13. Marilynn N. - Anchorage

  14. Sarah N. - Anchorage

  15. Alexa H. - Anchorage

  16. Wiktoria G. - Anchorage

  17. Isabella A. - Anchorage

  18. Jenna L. - Anchorage

  19. Miles D. - Anchorage

  20. Helena B. - Anchorage

  21. Ashley O. - Brevig Mission

  22. Aniela H. - Chugiak

  23. Owen S. - Eagle River

  24. Cassidy M. - Fairbanks

  25. Jericho H. - Fairbanks

  26. Stella O. - Fairbanks

  27. Nicole L. - Fairbanks

  28. Haleigh B. - Ketchikan

  29. Mia S. - Ketchikan

  30. Savannah N. - Ketchikan

  31. James B. - Kodiak

  32. Makoto S. - Kodiak

  33. Sarah B. - Nome

  34. Laurel K. - Nome

  35. Colton G. - Nome

  36. Charles M. - Nome

  37. Elizabeth M. - Wasilla

  38. Leeia M. - Wasilla

In total, we’re excited to give $35,000 in scholarship funds to the above CU1 members! We’d also like to extend special thanks to all talented applicants who applied for our 2024 Bill Countryman Scholarship. While reviewing each and every application, we were proud to see how so many of you are expanding your education to help make Alaska an even better place to live.