Available scholarships for 2024


Al Aubin Advocacy Scholarship

Describe in 500 words or less, how you have advocated, supported, or are helping to alleviate barriers for underrepresented students in higher education.


Jane Permaul Women in Leadership Scholarship

Describe in 500 words or less, how you have supported, influenced, or shown leadership efforts to eliminate barriers for women in leadership roles.


University Credit Union Financial Advantage Scholarship

Describe in 500 words or less, how you plan to use or are currently using your education to positively impact your community.


Submit your application for the 2024 UCU Annual Scholarship today! UCU's Scholarship Committee will review submissions and select three $5,000 scholarship winners. Submission packets containing all the requirements must be submitted online via the form below by February 26, 2024.*




  1. Must be a University Credit Union member for at least one month and in good standing, or have a parent or guardian who is a member of University Credit Union in good standing. Not currently a member? Become a member today so that you are eligible to apply for next year’s scholarship.

  2. Full-time students who are currently enrolled in an accredited junior college, undergraduate, or graduate program.

  3. High school students who have been accepted and are scheduled to attend an accredited junior college, college, or university.

  4. Current GPA 3.0 or higher (based on last grading period).

  5. Previous UCU scholarship recipients are ineligible for 18 months after last scholarship awarded.

  6. UCU employees, volunteers, and their immediate family or household members are ineligible.

  7. Submission packets containing all requirements must be submitted to University Credit Union by February 26, 2024.


Application requirements


The application will include:


  1. Education experience

  2. Community service involvement and/or volunteer work

  3. Activities and awards

  4. Educational and career goals

  5. An original essay of no more than 500 words on the topic of the scholarship for which you are submitting an application

  6. Release for verification and promotion

  7. Letter of acceptance if not currently attending university or college

  8. A copy of your most recent transcript

  9. Completed packets can be submitted on this page or mailed to:

University Credit Union

Attention: Scholarship Committee

1500 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025


Amount of award


One recipient will be awarded $5,000 for each available scholarship category, regardless of education level, for a total of three scholarships and $15,000 awarded. Awards will be paid directly to the recipients’ schools.


Application deadline


University Credit Union must receive the completed application, transcripts, and essay no later than February 26, 2024. All submitted applications will be reviewed for compliance with application requirements by the Scholarship Committee of University Credit Union.


Awarding of scholarships


The essays will be judged on quality, originality, and content. The winners will be notified by email and will be awarded at University Credit Union’s 2024 Annual Meeting. Winners do not need to attend the annual meeting to claim the prize.



Entry Form


Download your application packet here. Complete all required fields below and upload your completed packet.




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