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College Scholarship Winners

Established to enhance the education of our member-owners.

College scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 are awarded.

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Primary members ages 17-25 are welcome to apply for the scholarship contest

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Official Rules

  • The student applying for the scholarship must be the primary member on an account at People Driven Credit Union.
  • Applicants must be between 17-25 years old as of June 1, 2019, and plan on attending a college or university during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • The scholarship will be awarded based upon an essay on this year’s topic. Please try to restrict your essay to 1 page and no more than 2 pages (single or double spaced.)
  • Only one entry per member.
  • Essays will be judged upon content, originality, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • To help assure unbiased judging of the essays, all entries should be anonymous of the author. Any reference within the essay that might identify its author may be edited out. This includes the name of the school you will be attending.
  • Winners will be announced on, or soon after, July 12, 2019.
  • Prize Awards winners must provide the credit union with proof of enrollment to an accredited college, university, or community college for the 2019-2020 school year. {Note: this information is not required when submitting an essay. It only applies after winning a scholarship.} Scholarship awards will be deposited directly to the winner’s credit union account upon receipt of proof of enrollment. Alternatively, scholarships may be sent directly to the college or university to be credited to the student’s registration account, in which case proof of enrollment is not required.
  • PDCU employees, official family and members of their families are not eligible for the scholarship program.
  • The essay and application must be received by end of day on June 7, 2019
  • Essays & application information (below) must be submitted by email to
  • All essays become the property of People Driven Credit Union.