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The Service CU Impact Foundation is committed to assisting deserving students in pursuing a higher education and preparing for an exciting future.

In 2024, the Service CU Impact Foundation Board of Directors will award a total of $105,000 in scholarships to high school seniors, college students, and adult learners. New this year, we are offering the Robert Irvine Culinary Impact Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship for students studying culinary arts!

Beginning on January 31, please visit our Scholarships Page for the links to apply for a scholarship, a list of 2023 scholarship recipients, plus student testimonials. Applications for the 2024 program will be accepted through March 31.

Our Scholarship Program

The Service CU Impact Foundation’s scholarship program is intended to assist students in funding their higher education needs and award deserving students in order to meet educational and professional goals and achieve their full potential.

The Service CU Impact Foundation will look at many factors when reviewing scholarship applicants including Service Credit Union membership, academic achievement and community service.

Primary Award Criteria

  • Academic achievement, including GPA, honors and AP classes
  • Community and extracurricular involvement
  • Volunteering and community service
  • Awards and recognition in academic, school, extracurricular or community that illustrate and enhance the student’s ability to enter higher education
  • Work history

Eligible Applicants

  • High school seniors
  • Students currently enrolled in a 4- or 2-year program
  • Non-traditional students (adult learners)
  • Future students not currently attending school but have been accepted to a 2-year program
  • Student applying must be a member in good standing of Service Credit Union for one year or longer or the dependent of a Service Credit Union member
  • Students applyling for the Robert Irvine Culinary Impact Scholarship must be pursuing an education in culinary arts

Award Restrictions

  • Non-renewable scholarship
  • Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply

Application Process and Requirements

  • Online Service CU Impact Foundation application must be completed
  • 1 letter of recommendation from the following (pick one):
    • High school or college faculty
    • Coach
    • Employer
    • Community organization member
  • Student essay will be required and must focus on one of the topics provided; essay may be written or in video format
  • High school transcripts are required
  • Letter of acceptance from college or university required
  • List of honors or awards, academic activities, volunteer work, employment, and leadership positions will required to complete the application