Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

2022 Scholarship Season is Here!

Every year, Premier Members Credit Union recognizes high school seniors with proven academic, community involvement, and extracurricular activities, by providing higher-education scholarships. The credit union awards $35,000 in scholarships annually, directly to individuals, and through local school foundations and nonprofits within our communities.

Through its Premier Members scholarship program, the credit union awards two, $5,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are continuing on to technical school or college. Applicants are selected based on proven excellence in academics, personal and career goals, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and financial need.

The application window is February 7-April 1, 2022. * Submit applications (in pdf format only) and additional items from the checklist below to [email protected].


Scholarship Qualifications

  • Spring, 2022 high school graduate, with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Show acceptance to a higher-education institution within the United States, and begin school as a full-time freshman in the fall 2022.
  • Become a credit union member, if awarded a Premier Members’ scholarship.

Application Checklist

Please include the following when submitting your completed application*. Make sure to combine all of the documents into one pdf file:

✓ Complete application form

✓ A list of all extracurricular activities (school, religious, community, and sports). Include honors and awards, organizations and clubs you participated in including dates, offices held, responsibilities, etc.

✓ Your official, high school transcript (obtained from your counselor) including SAT or ACT scores.

✓ A copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). This document is issued after submission of the FAFSA application. It serves as a summary of the application, lists information you provided on your FAFSA and includes the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Download your report at FAFSA’s website and look under “FAFSA Follow-up” and select “Print your student aid report.” Do not include the entire FAFSA application; only submit the SAR.

✓ Two detailed letters of reference (on letterhead where applicable), from non-family members who know you well. These can include teachers, counselors, school administrators, employers, coaches, scout or religious leaders, etc. **These letters may be submitted directly to [email protected]. Include scholarship applicant’s name in the subject line.

✓ A 250-350 word essay describing yourself, why you are uniquely qualified for this scholarship, what going to college means to you, and your goals and interests. Please also state how the scholarship funds will help you further your educational goals. Grammar, content, clarity, and overall presentation will be considered.

Additional External Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to the two Premier Members scholarships, we award funds for scholarships to the following organizations:


Another Scholarship Opportunity for Credit Union Members

Mountain West Credit Union Foundation: Brayman-Beach Scholarship