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
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.