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San Mateo Credit Union's

2023 Educational Scholarship 


Investing in Your Future

San Mateo Credit Union (SMCU) believes a higher education is a catalyst for success. That's why, year after year, the SMCU Education Scholarship helps students with the growing expenses that come along with a college education. SMCU is proud to offer three (3) $5,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to help cover the costs such as tuition, housing, books, and meals.

We're excited to announce our 2023 SMCU Educational Scholarship!
• Opens: Monday, January 9, 2023 12:01AM PST
• Closes: Friday, March 24, 2023 5:00PM PST
• Scholarship award notification will be made by May 31, 2023 via email
• Online application only

Applicants must:
• Be a class of 2023 high school senior or a 2022 graduate who took a gap year and is enrolling in a college or
   technical school for the first time.
• Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater and submit an official or unofficial transcript.
• Live, work, worship, or attend school in San Mateo County, the City of Palo Alto, or select San Francisco zip
   codes: 94110, 94112, 94116, 94122 94124, 94132, or 94134. 
• Provide a minimum 500-word essay in APA or MLA style with the following prompt: Credit unions believe in the
   philosophy of People Helping People. Tell us how you have helped your community during your high school
   experience or how a college education will assist you in helping your community overcome the financial wellness
   challenges they face. 

• Questions regarding scholarship application details and eligibility can be directed to:                                  [email protected]

 All applicants who have an SMCU membership are eligible to apply. Immediate family members of SMCU employees or board members are not eligible to apply. 

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Are your parents members of San Mateo Credit Union?*:

Are you a member of San Mateo Credit Union?*:

How did you hear about the scholarship program? Check all that apply.*:

To ensure that your application is complete, please refer to the checklist below.
• Scanned copy of your high school transcript - unofficial is acceptable.
• Application essay on the following prompt:
      ◦ Credit unions believe in the philosophy of People Helping People. Tell us how you have helped your community during your high school experience or how a college education will assist you in helping your community overcome the financial wellness challenges they face.
• Optional: A resume highlighting work experience, extracurricular activities, and/or talents if applicable. 


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