Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarships

Application Deadline is Friday, March 20

Since 2001, Commonwealth Credit Union has rewarded one of our members who is a graduating high school senior with this academic-based award. The scholarship provides $500 per semester and up to $4,000 over the course of the college education. All applicants must have a primary membership account as of January 1, 2014 at Commonwealth CU to be eligible.

In 2015, we are offering TWO scholarships:
Nathan Leach
“Reach for the Stars” Scholarship

Adam Bender
“Reach for Excellence” Scholarship

The application considers both scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement. A panel of independent judges review each application and work together to determine the winners.

Scholarship Application

Please make sure you have collected all necessary information and your application is complete:

  • Two letters of recommendation: ONE from a school leader and ONE from a community, church or non-family member. Copy of official high school transcript - GPA of 2.8 required.

You can download the PDF version to complete and mail your completed application, transcript and letters of recommendation to: Commonwealth Credit Union, Attn: Betsy May, P.O. Box 978, Frankfort, KY 40602-0978. All entries must be received at one of our offices no later than 5:00 pm EST Friday, March 20, 2015. Note: Entries received without all necessary information or received after 5:00 pm, March 20, 2015 will be automatically disqualified. Commonwealth Credit Union associates, their family and official family are not eligible.

Previous winners:

2014 - Nathanael Sheehan, Mercer County Senior High School
2014 - Christopher Fuchs, Scott County High School
2013 - Rebecca Renn, Academy of Our Lady of Mercy
2013 - James Williams, Clay County High School
2012 - Emma J. Engleman, Owen County High School
2012 - Brianna N. Lee, Woodford County High School
2011 - Evan Wright, Frankfort High School
2011 - Catherine Mountain, Franklin County High School
2010 - Sarah Blakeman, Elizabethtown High School
2010 - Johnathan Bilbro, Muhlenburg County High School
2010 - James Hines, The McCallie School (Chattanooga, TN)
2010 - Elizabeth Hollis, Meade County High School
2009 - Oakley Watkins, Franklin County High School
2009 - Khercie Smith, Clay County High School
2009 - McKinley Heflin, McLean County High School
2009 - Laura Brown, Lyon County High School
2008 - Dustin Robinson, Nicholas County High School
2007 - Shima Dowla, Dunbar High School
2006 - Jacob Wade Turner, Perry County Central High School
2005 - Matthew Akridge, Breckinridge County High School
2004 - James Bailey, Boyd County High School
2003 - Scott Moore, Breckinridge County High School
2002 - Archanna Thangappan, Franklin County High School
2001 - Bradley Tate, Breckinridge County High School