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Scholarships FAQs

Do I have to be a VACU member to apply for the scholarship?

Yes, to apply, students must be members of Virginia Credit Union who joined by December 1, 2020. 

If my parent is a member and I'm a joint owner on their account, am I eligible to apply for the Virginia Credit Union scholarship program?

To be eligible, you must have your own membership account that was opened at least three (3) months before the scholarship deadline. Consider joining now so you'll be eligible to apply in the future.

I'm a graduate student. Am I eligible for a Virginia Credit Union scholarship?

The scholarship program was established to help student members working toward their first degree, so only undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

Is there an age limit for Virginia Credit Union Scholarship applicants?

No, there are no age restrictions for applicants. Virginia Credit Union members who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree may apply.

How many credit hours per semester do I need to take to qualify for a Virginia Credit Union scholarship?

You must be taking or planning to take at least nine (9) semester hours in an accredited college or university.

As a previous Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship recipient, am I eligible to apply for the Virginia Credit Union scholarship?

The Virginia Credit Union scholarship program is a one-time award and previous recipients are not eligible.

I belong to another credit union, but not Virginia Credit Union. Are there other credit union scholarships for which I may qualify?

If you're a high school senior, you may want to check with your own credit union or look into the Richmond Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship.

You may be eligible to join Virginia Credit Union.

If you're not yet a member, consider joining now so you'll be eligible to apply for the Virginia Credit Union scholarship program in the future.

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