2020 College Scholarship Program

This year’s essay topic:
It’s ten years in the future – the year 2030. Describe your vision of how you will manage your personal finances then. Include how you will pay for things, save, and borrow. Imagine how your credit union will help make that vision a reality. Any information that is not the original idea of the applicant needs to be cited as to the source of the information.
Please submit in a PDF format.

This year’s picture theme: “Innovation”
This year we are looking for a picture that exemplifies innovation within our credit union. Judges will be looking for a picture that is lobby picture worthy with an original caption included, so put some thought into your picture. It will take as much effort to create a picture 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. Please submit in a PDF format.

This year’s video topic:
Create a 60-second advertisement targeted specifically about its ten years in the future – the year 2030. Create a 60-second video showing how you will manage your personal finances with your credit union as your financial services partner. Content of the video must be the original work of the applicant. Please try and submit in a YouTube link.

PLEASE NOTE: Parental membership does not qualify the applicant. All applicants must themselves be a member of The ONE Federal Credit Union.
Applicants must be a current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school 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 at ONE FCU 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 postsecondary 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.

Application Form

To view previous years winning submissions click the link below.

Previous College Scholarship Program Winning Submissions