Scholarship Opportunities for Alaskans
Each year, Credit Union 1 is proud to offer the Bill Countryman Scholarship program to Alaskans of all ages who are pursuing higher education goals. In the words of our honored past board member Bill Countryman, "education and adventure are what keep you young!"
The 2021 scholarship application period is now open. The selection process will take place in May, and winners will be announced by June 1.
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 will be used to grant scholarships:
- Applicant (or their parent) must be a member of Credit Union 1 for at least one year as of April 1, 2021.
- Applicant must show financial need.
- Applicant must have a good academic record (3.5 GPA and above).
- Applicant must provide documentation of community involvement and/or extra-curricular activities (however, there is no minimum requirement of involvement).
- Applicant must share details of how higher education will shape their future plans/goals.
- There are no class restrictions for scholarship funds; selected applicants will receive funds toward overall tuition. The maximum amount awarded varies.
- Credit Union 1 employees 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 that 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.