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Enter Our College Scholarship Program!

Published: January 03, 2018

The $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program for 2018 is underway now!  College-bound members are eligible to apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships - one $1,000 video-based scholarship; and one $1,000 photo-based scholarship.  And, yes, you may apply in all three categories! Plus, each applicant will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa® gift card!

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2018.  Scholarship winners will be announced in April 2018 on the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC’s scholarship website:

This year’s essay topic: “Describe the value found in credit union membership.”

This year’s video topic: “Create a 60-second credit union ad to attract young members (age 16 – 24).”

Photo applicants are asked to capture and submit a photograph that represents the credit union core value, which is “Community”.

Any member of Advantage Financial who is entering their freshmen through senior year of college or trade school may apply. 

“Every year we offer this scholarship for our young members,” said Don Johnson, CEO/President “It’s great to be able to help our college-bound members with the expense of tuition and textbooks. Also, the application topics stimulate innovative and useful responses to help us better serve our college-aged members.”

Applications are accepted online at:

Advantage Financial, the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC, and its generous supporters have partnered to make this scholarship program possible.