(N. Charleston, S.C.) – 1/10/2024 – South Carolina Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for its 14th annual scholarship program. The credit union will award $45,000 to nine students attending a traditional or technical college in South Carolina for the fall 2024 semester.
Applicants are asked to write a short essay about how their education will enable them to give back to their community and make a difference in the lives of South Carolinians. They will also provide an overview of their volunteer commitments, academic marks, work experience, and financial need. Applications will be reviewed by an internal credit union committee and an external panel of educators and community leaders.
In order to apply, candidates must be a high school or undergraduate student, have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be a legal U.S. resident. The first-place winner in the traditional college category will receive a $10,000 scholarship, and the first-place technical school winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Students can visit scfederal.org/scholarship to review the rules and requirements and complete the online application. Applications are due January 31, and winners will be announced in the spring.
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