Scholarship Program

Empowering Tomorrow One Student at a Time

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. We are awarding $115,000 in scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. Since the program’s inception 16 years ago, we’ve awarded over $815,000 to more than 270 scholars.


Scholarship Program FAQs

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

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 (link opens in new window) about how to open an account or make an appointment with your closest Financial Center.

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

All applicants will need to complete the following when applying for a scholarship:

  • Fill out the SECU MD Foundation Scholarship Application. Applicants will need to create an account on the SM Apply Platform.
  • Write a 500 – 750 word essay on the essay prompt above.
  • All scholarship materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2022.

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

All applicants will be notified of the status of their scholarship application by mid-June 2022.

How much money is awarded to scholarship recipients?

The amount awarded for scholarships changes each year, but generally award amounts are in the $2,000 – $5,000 range. We will be awarding a total of $115,000.

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 gift (link opens in new window).

Who should I contact if I have questions?

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


Past Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Winners

2020 Scholarship Winners