College Scholarship Program2018-06-08T13:36:31+00:00

College Scholarship Program

Continuously Investing in the Education of our Members

This year’s essay topic:

As a credit union member, “Describe the value found in credit union membership”. Any information that is not the original idea of the applicant needs to be cited as to the source of the information.

2018 Essay Winner – Ryan Young

This year’s picture/advertisement theme: “COMMUNITY”

At ONE we focus on building “Community.” This year we are looking for a picture/advertisement that exemplifies how a company can impact or build community. Judges will be looking for a picture/advertisement that is lobby poster worthy with an original caption included, so put some thought into your picture. It will take as much effort to create a picture/advertisement as those who submit essays and videos!

Picture & caption entries need to be the original work of the student (no stock photos are permitted.) Applicants will need to provide the source of their picture and caption. Any trademark or plagiarism will be grounds for disqualification from scholarship eligibility.

2018 Picture/Advertisement Winner – Ally Espy

This year’s video topic:

Create a 60-second advertisement targeted specifically at “Why ONE FCU is me”. Content of the video must be the original work of the applicant.

2018 Video Winner – McKenna Mercier


To view previous years winning submissions click the link below.

2017 College Scholarship Program Winning Submissions

PLEASE NOTE: Parental membership does not qualify the applicant. All applicants must themselves be a member of The ONE Federal Credit Union.  Multiple judges are used for each scholarship category.  Judges are third party, non-biased individuals.  All submissions are given to the judges without the student name attached to them.
Applicants must be a current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school attending or planning to attend a college or trade school. This scholarship does not apply to students in postgraduate programs nor payment of student loans. If a winner that is chosen is anything other than a current high school senior, awards will be deposited into a growth account that will be available to the student upon their high school graduation with intent to attend a college or trade school the following semester. All other winners will receive their award upon attending the college or trade school of their choosing. All amounts are paid directly to the school upon presentation of tuition bill. In the event the winning student does not end up attending a post-secondary institution, The ONE Federal Credit Union will pay out a flat $100.00 cash prize. This determination is made upon immediate post-graduation plans. Upon entry, all essays, photos, videos, and packet information becomes property of The ONE Federal Credit Union. We do not publicize address or other personal information of applicants.