Scholarship Program

Empowering Tomorrow for Over 16 Years! We know that furthering your education can open doors and provide for a brighter future. At the SECU MD Foundation, we’ve proudly supported students like you pursuing your dreams of higher education through our scholarship program. 
Since the program’s inception in 2007, SECU and the SECU MD Foundation have awarded more than $930,000 in scholarships to more than 300 SECU members and their families pursuing higher education. It is part of SECU’s ongoing commitment to support the continuous learning and educational needs of those they serve.

Applying for a SECU MD Foundation Scholarship

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.

Applications for the 2023 Scholarship Program will be launched in February 2023.


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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Past Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Winners 2020 Scholarship Winners