Smart Financial Credit Union is committed to improving the financial lives of its members. Our Scholarship Program and other financial resources for young adults were created to help members with early financial milestones, such as going to college. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, leadership and submission of an essay on a topic selected by the Credit Union.
Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year. The application process for 2023 is now closed. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 2023 and will be announced on the Smart Financial website and social media platforms. A check will be mailed directly to the attending college for the benefit of the scholarship winner/student.
Applicant (or applicant's immediate family member) must be a member in good standing.
Applicant must be a current high school senior aged 14 or older.
Applicant must be able to provide a written letter of acceptance to a university, college, or vocational school.
Before you start, make sure you have the following documents saved on your computer. You will be required to upload them to complete the application!
You cannot save your application and go back at a later time, so make sure you have all the necessary information before you start!
Please choose one of the three questions below for your essay. Be sure to follow the essay guidelines outlined in the Scholarship Application Guideline page.
Local high school seniors must apply online by Friday, March 31st, 2023 at 11:59pm.
Winners will be notified June 2023.
If you have any questions, please email Shana Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to apply, applicant must be a Smart Financial Credit Union member in good standing or be an immediate family member of a Smart Financial Credit Union member. A member in good standing is defined as one with a minimum balance of $5 in his or her account and no loan delinquencies. An immediate family member is one within the same household or a grandfather/grandmother.
Academic performance, community involvement, and the applicant's essay are all taken into consideration.
For cardholders that have their mobile service through Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint, Smart Financial Credit Union will send text messages using “Free To End User” texting. As the name implies, there is no costs to the cardholder to receive text messages from these carriers. All other mobile carriers do not support Free To End User texting. Smart Financial Credit Union will send an automated voice message to these mobile devices.
Applications are evaluated by a scholarship committee comprised of five Smart Financial Foundation board members.
The easiest way to find your member and/or account number is to look at your statement. To view your statement online, log in to online banking, click "Accounts", then click "Statements".