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DCCU Scholarships

Since 1995, DCCU has awarded over $480,000 in scholarships to local students. We see our scholarship program as another way we give back to our community and help make an impact in the lives of students and their families.  Investing in local students represents our commitment and passion for education as we help ease the stress of paying for college.

2024 Scholarship Contest

DCCU is committed to helping students achieve their higher educational goals. In 2024, DCCU will offer a $1,000 scholarship to the following: 

  • One graduating senior at each of the twenty-eight high schools in our membership area
  • One graduating senior attending a private school, is home schooled, or is a DCCU member attending school outside of our membership area
  • One student attending a technical school pursuing certification/licensure training1
  • One adult student (age 23 or older) pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree1
  • One student pursuing a master's or doctoral degree1

This year applicants are asked to write a 500-750 word essay about the following:

Please share any personal insights or research you might have about an experience where DCCU has made a positive impact on someone’s financial well-being. How does this experience inspire you to pursue a career opportunity with an organization that is focused on the well-being of others to support its mission?

2024 Guidelines

Qualifying High Schools: 

Bath County | Broadway | Buffalo Gap | Central | Clarke County | East Rockingham | Fort Defiance | Harrisonburg | Highland | James Wood | John Handley | Luray | Millbrook | Page County | Parry McCluer | Riverheads | Staunton | Rockbridge | Sherando | Skyline | Spotswood | Mountain View | Strasburg | Stuarts Draft | Turner Ashby | Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind | Warren County | Waynesboro | Wilson Memorial | Private or Home School

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 4, 2024. The applicant is required to complete the assignment on their own. If the applicant does not have internet access, they may visit a DCCU office to complete the requirements. 

Scholarship winners will be determined by April 15, 2024 and notified shortly after. The scholarship is a one-time award and proceeds will be sent directly to the financial aid office at the educational institution once the Credit Union has been notified that registration has been completed. Membership with DCCU is not a requirement. 

For questions or further information, contact Sarah Landram, Financial Wellness Manager, at or 540.946.3200 Ext: 3149. 

DCCU employees, management, volunteers, and their immediate families are ineligible. 1Students living or attending school within our membership area.

Scholarship Applications

Adult Scholarship Application

Masters/Doctorate Scholarship Application

Student Scholarship Application

Technical School Scholarship Application

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