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Sound Scholarship Eligibility

Sound Membership

You, the applicant, are a primary owner of a Sound account on or before January 31, 2024.

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Academic Merit

You have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher.

High School Senior or Those Pursuing Their Continuing Education

The Sound scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors in good standing and those currently enrolled at a college/university.

The 2024-2025 scholarship application period is now closed.

Application deadline was March 1, 2024. Watch for the 2025-26 Scholarship Application period to open this Fall 2024.

Scholarship Application Instructions & Information

All sections of the application must be completed, and application must be signed to be eligible.

Complete the online application with the following requirements:

  1. Copy of applicant’s current high school or college transcript.
  2. One letter of recommendation from a non-relative teacher, mentor or coach.
  3. Information regarding participation in school, community, and/or work activities.
  4. Parent/Guardian’s or Applicant’s occupation and employer.
  5. Number of children/dependents living at home, or attending a college/university at this time (if any).
  6. Respond to three essay questions in your own words:
    • What are your academic and/or professional goals and why?
    • What are the obstacles you have encountered that have hindered you from reaching your full potential, and how have you managed to overcome them?
    • How will this scholarship make a difference to you?

Completed scholarship applications must be submitted online on or before Friday, March 1, 2024 by 11:59p.m. to be eligible for consideration.

General Information

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be the primary owner of a Sound account. To be eligible for consideration, the account must be open and active by Monday, January 31, 2024.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or pursuing continuing education.
  • Applicant must have a 3.00 cumulative G.P.A. or higher through senior year of high school.
  • Applicant must be a student in good standing.
  • Application must be submitted online by Friday, March 1, 2024.
  • All Sound Credit Union Board Members, Audit Committee Members, staff, and the immediate family of those listed previously are not eligible.

Amount & Terms of Award

  • Up to $20,000 in all Sound Credit Union scholarships may be awarded, each consisting of one (1) grant from $500 to $3,000. Scholarships are awarded one time only and are not renewable.
  • All funds disbursed will be made payable to the student’s college or university of choice.

Application Procedure & Deadline

  • Complete the online application form at soundcu.com/scholarships by Friday, March 1, 2024.
  • DEADLINE: All materials and applications are due Friday, March 1, 2024.

Basis of Selection

The selection committee will score scholarship applications based on the weighted categories below.

  • 25% High School Activities & Leadership
  • 20% Community Involvement & Work Experience
  • 20% Academic Performance
  • 20% Essay
  • 15% Length of membership at Sound Credit Union

Other Information

  • The selection committee may request to interview applicants in person or by phone.
  • Only selected applicants will be notified in writing by Friday, May 17, 2024.
  • Family financial information provided will remain confidential.
  • Please do not include photographs with application. Only selected recipients will be asked to send a photograph for the website.
  • In consideration of this scholarship, no applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of age, national origin, religion, ability, race, color, marital status, gender or sexual orientation.
  • By submitting an application, you agree that Sound Credit Union can use your name and photo for publicity purposes unless you specify otherwise.

The 2024-2025 scholarship application period is closed.

Good luck to the 2024-25 scholarship applicants!

Congratulations to our 2024-2025 Scholarship Recipients!

Amara Kruz

University of Washington

Jackson Kelley

Harvard University

Melony Edwards

Georgetown University

Thuy An Phung

Seattle University

Aaliyah Chappell

University of Washington

Brandon McClure

University of Washington

Emma Tomlinson

Eastern Washington University

Gianna Lollie

Eastern Washington University

Lydia Ward

Natalie Nwapa

George Fox University

Nivedita Raj

George Fox University

Sophia V Swank

Washington State University

Howard Walz

Western Washington University

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