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Ben Wilson Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available to any senior high school student who is an existing member of the Credit Union of Richmond for at least 6 months, and actively using Credit Union services.

Award amounts $500-$2,500.

**Membership at Credit Union of Richmond is a requirement!

The scholarships for 2023 are available for college, technical or trade school.

The applicant must have the following:

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 with no less than a 2.25 GPA in the academic areas; English, Science, Math and Social Studies in grades 9-11
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and a strong interest in extracurricular activities and community service organizations
  • Exhibits outstanding citizenship qualities which show loyalty, trustworthiness, integrity and a concern for the wellbeing of others
  • Complete 2023 Ben Wilson Scholarship application
  • A 400 to 500 essay describing the candidate's future and how the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" fits in the applicant's life
  • An official transcript must accompany each application; otherwise, will not qualify for scholarship.

Scholarship winners will be contacted by July 31, 2023 via e-mail, phone or mail.

Please submit an application, transcript, and essay by June 30, 2023. *No applications will be accepted after this date. No exceptions.

Credit Union of Richmond
Scholarship Committee
1601 Ownby Lane
Richmond, Virginia 23220-1318

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