A) Applicant must be the primary owner of a Sound account. To be eligible for consideration, the account must be open and active by Friday, January 3, 2020.
B) Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or pursuing continuing education.
C) Applicant must have a 3.00 cumulative G.P.A. or higher through senior year of high school.
D) Applicant must be a student in good standing.
E) Application must be submitted online by Friday, March 6, 2020.
F) All Sound Credit Union Board Members, Audit Committee Members, staff, and the immediate family of those listed previously are not eligible.
Amount & Terms of Award
A) Up to $20,000 in all Sound Credit Union scholarships may be awarded, each consisting of one (1) grant from $500 to $3,000. Scholarships are awarded one time only and are not renewable.
B) All funds disbursed will be made payable to the student's college or university of choice.
Application Procedure & Deadline
A) Complete the online application form at soundcu.com/scholarships by Friday, March 6, 2020.
B) Be sure and include a short essay and upload a copy of your high school transcript.
C) DEADLINE: All materials and applications are due Friday, March 6, 2020.
Basis of Selection
The selection committee will score scholarship applications based on the six (6) weighted categories below.
25% High School Activities & Leadership
20% Community Involvement & Work Experience
20% Academic Performance
10% Financial Need
10% Length of membership at Sound Credit Union
A) The selection committee may request to interview applicants in person or by phone.
B) Only selected applicants will be notified in writing by Friday, May 22, 2020.
C) Family financial information provided will remain confidential.
D) Please do not include photographs with application. Only selected recipients will be asked to send a photograph for the website.
E) In consideration of this scholarship, no applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of age, national origin, religion, ability, race, color, marital status, gender or sexual orientation.
F) By submitting an application, you agree that Sound Credit Union can use your photo for publicity purposes unless you specify otherwise.