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Guardian Scholarship Program

Guardian Credit Union believes in supporting our members and investing in the communities we serve. One way we do this is through the Guardian Scholarship Program. Each year, we award $2,500 scholarships to 10 student members to help them pursue their educational goals.

$25,000 divided by 10 students is $2,500 per student


The 2024 Guardian Scholarship Program!

The 2024 scholarship application period is now OPEN! Make sure to submit your application before the deadline.

Important Dates

  • Application Opens: March 1
  • Application Closes: March 29
  • Announcement of Winners: April 22

How to Submit Your Scholarship Application
Before you apply, review the student eligibility and packet checklist below. You will fill out all criteria on our online application. In your application, you will request a letter of recommendation from someone other than family and request your transcript from a counselor via email. Once both of these documents are submitted, your application will be officially completed. Apply by clicking the button below!

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Student Eligibility

Each applicant must:

  • Be a member of Guardian Credit Union with at least a savings and checking account prior to submitting an application.
  • Be a senior in high school or undergraduate in college. (Masters or Doctorate students are ineligible.)
  • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college or university for the fall semester.
  • Submit a high school transcript of grades (if high school senior) or most recent college transcript (for undergrads).
  • Not be a past recipient of a Guardian scholarship. Students may only receive a Guardian Credit Union scholarship one time.

Scholarship Packet Checklist

Here is an easy checklist of items to be prepared to include during the online application process:

  • Completed Scholarship Application.
  • Required 300-500 word essay answer.
  • One letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member.
  • High school report card or college transcript that includes a cumulative GPA.
  • Letter of acceptance to college of choice.
  • School name and address to which Guardian Scholarship funds should be dispersed.

Award Notification

The 2024 Guardian Scholarship Program award recipients will be notified via email at the end of April.


Congratulations to last year's 2023 Guardian Scholarship Recipients!

  • Sommer Cornelius
  • Ciara Laird
  • Jacob Sharpe
  • Emma Burton
  • Tara Ward
  • Mia Johnston
  • Brody Stringer
  • Jamie Pickens
  • Kynadi Fairchild
  • Dayja Brown