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Scholarships Available

We are dedicated to supporting you in your goals and aspirations — that's why we created our Old Hickory Credit Union Scholarship! Our scholarships are meant to help graduating high school seniors fund their college education and bright future.

Scholarships — We will be awarding up to seven scholarships for $1,500.00.

Deadline — March 31, 2024

Application - Completed application and all required items can be turned in at your local OHCU branch location.

Interested in learning more about this opportunity? Read on for more details about our scholarship, its purpose, and the application process.

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OLD HICKORY CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose

The Scholarship is intended to enhance the higher educational opportunities for high school graduates who have shown a major interest in business, accounting, or finance during high school, and preference will be given to students who will include those subjects in their college degree as well.  Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, gender, disability or national origin.

Awards

The credit union will be awarding up to seven scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00. The reward will be applied towards full-time tuition, fees, textbooks, and or other expenses at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility

  • A graduating senior who is a member or the dependent of an OHCU member.
  • Must be a member prior to January 31, 2024. Students must enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. 
  • Old Hickory Credit Union Board of Directors, employees and/or related parties are not eligible to participate.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale.

Application Process

The following information about each applicant for the confidential use of the impartial judges is required:

  1. Completed Application
  2. Essay
  3. Two non-relative character references (letters of recommendation).
  4. Sealed High School Transcripts Authorized by School Official*
  • Must submit a signed letter by the school counselor/principal certifying the grade point average, ACT/SAT score and attendance.
  • Must return all required items at one time to your local OHCU branch. Application period is February 1st through March 31st. Application does need to include an essay addressing the following topic: Why are you applying for this scholarship and what are your future goals?

Selection of Recipient

A committee of impartial judges will select the recipient based on the following factors: Major interest in business, accounting, and/or finance; seriousness of purpose; qualities of citizenship; qualities of leadership; and financial need.

Payment/Supervision

Upon receiving evidence from the recipient’s college that all eligibility requirements have been met, the payment of award will be processed. The one-time payment will be made directly to the college/university in the name of the student.

Deadline

All applications must be submitted to the selection committee by the 31st of March.

Guidelines

Please review all guidelines of the 2024 OHCU Scholarship here.

Administration

The scholarship program is sponsored and administered by OHCU.