CU1 Scholarship Program - Application Period Now Open!

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March 07, 2023

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!"


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, 2023

  • 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 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.

Tiarra Gustin, Community Outreach Administrator, (907) 339-8207