At EECU our heritage is built on supporting the educational community and our members. One way we provide that support is through college scholarships. Each year, EECU awards up to thirteen $5,000 scholarships for students who are pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree. Awards are disbursed in $1,250 annual increments as long as you continue to meet eligibility requirements.

The application deadline was January 31, 2024. The selection process took place in late February, and the announcement of the scholarship winners was made at the EECU Annual Shareholders Meeting in March.

Interested? As part of your application you’ll need to include the following: an essay addressing your personal goals and aspirations, how the scholarship will make a difference in your life, and how you plan to give back to the community.

The Scholarship Committee will consider those students who meet the following eligibility requirements and proof of intent:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior
  • Applicant or parent/legal guardian must be a Member in good standing with EECU
  • Applicant must express on their application his/her intended field of study
  • Recipient of scholarship funds must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to receive annual distribution funds
  • The scholarship must be used for the purpose of study at an accredited college or university
  • Academic achievement, character, leadership, community involvement and work experience, and personal recommendations will be considered in the selection of scholarship recipients


Frequently Asked Application Questions

How to apply

1. Click Start Application button on the EECU Scholarship webpage
2. On New User Registration Page, complete form with name, email address/user name, then choose a password
3. Select Applicant in the User Type field
4. Input Challenge Code
5. Click Create Account
6. Please notate your login user name and password as you will need to re-access the application to determine receipt of the personal references before submitting the application

Questions about the scholastic information section

• GPA Type – choose between cumulative GPA (100 point scale) or GPA # (weighted GPA).
• Enter ACT and/or SAT score.
• High School Transcripts - Upload transcripts by taking a picture from a smart phone, load to a pc, then select Browse to attach file. TIP: save the photo file to pc using the small option not actual size – maximum file size is 1MB.
• The message “No attachment” will be reflected until the page is saved.
• When file is properly attached and saved, the “No attachment” message in red will show “View Attachment” in blue. By clicking on View Attachment, you may view/confirm the attached file.
• To delete an attached transcript, click on the Delete Attachment box then Save.

Questions about the essay

Use the text box to respond to the essay questions in a comprehensive fashion. The text box is limited to approximately 550 words in length.

Questions about personal references

• Complete the contact information and email address fields for 2 personal references.
• When complete, click Save in the blue box to the left.
• Email notifications are sent to the addresses immediately upon save. The status will be reflected as “notified” in blue next to the email address heading.
• Your application may not be submitted until the references are received back and the status reflects “completed” in green next to the email address heading.

Completing the application

1. Log out of the application.
2. Periodically log back into the application using your email address (user name) and password to check the status of the references.
3. Once references are received and appended to your application, the status will reflect “completed” in green and the Scholarship Application Section on the left of the screen will show References Required with a green checkbox. The application is ready to be submitted.
4. Click the blue Submit button to the left and the application reflects Status: Submitted.
5. Log out – you’re done.

General issues

• The application may be saved and re-accessed and can be completed in multiple sessions.
• Each page of the application must be saved before proceeding to the next page.
• Scholarship Application Sections on the left portion of each screen show the status of each Section (green – complete, yellow – needs attention or can be left blank, or red – requires input).
• Should you see the message “Are you sure you want to leave this page,” click “Stay on the page” then Save before proceeding to the next page, otherwise your input will not be saved.

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