Scholarship Program

Empowering Tomorrow for Over 15 Years

We know that furthering your education can open doors and provide for a brighter future. At the SECU MD Foundation, we don’t believe cost should be a barrier to pursuing your higher education dreams. That’s why for over 15 years, we’ve proudly awarded scholarships to give members the opportunity to become tomorrow’s doctors, nurses, accountants, engineers, skilled craftsmen, and many other professions that make our world a better place. Since the program’s inception, we’ve awarded over $815,000 to more than 270 scholars.

In celebration of the program’s 15 year anniversary, the SECU MD Foundation awarded $115,000 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

Applications for the 2022 Scholarship Program will be launched in February 2022.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a SECU member in good standing. Parental SECU membership does not qualify an applicant for the Scholarship Program. Learn more about becoming a member.
  • Applicants must be attending a 2 or 4-year college, university, trade, or technical school for the fall semester for either undergraduate or post-graduate work.
  • Application must be completed by the student seeking scholarship funds. Parents cannot apply on behalf of their children.

Scholarship Program FAQs

Q. I am a SECU member, but my child is not currently a member. Is my child still eligible to apply?

A. All applicants must be a SECU member to apply. If your child needs to open their SECU account, please visit our SECU website for more information about how to open an account or make an appointment with your closest Financial Center.

Q. How do I apply for a scholarship and what do I need to submit?

A. Applicants will need to complete an application and will be asked to write a 500 – 750 word essay on a pre-determined essay prompt.

Q. When will I be notified if I have been selected for a scholarship?

A. All applicants will be notified of the status of their scholarship application by mid-June each year.

Q. How much money is awarded to scholarship recipients?

A. The amount awarded for scholarships changes each year, but generally award amounts are in the $2,000 – $5,000 range.

Q. Is there any way I can support the Scholarship Program?

This Scholarship Program is made possible through contributions from generous donors who believe in empowering access to education. If you would like to support this program, we invite you to make a donation.

Q. Who should I contact if I have questions?

A. Please send an email to the SECU MD Foundation regarding all scholarship inquiries.

Past Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Winners

2020 Scholarship Winners