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Sound Scholarships

We believe in you.

Sound Scholarships

We believe in you.

Sound Scholarship Eligibility

Sound Membership

You, the applicant, are a primary owner of a Sound account on or before January 3, 2020.

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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 pursuing to continue their education.

Sound Scholarship Application and Instructions

Applications are due Friday, March 6, 2020.

High School Senior Application

High School Senior Scholarship Application Instructions

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

Return the application with the following requirements:

  1. Copy of applicant’s current high school transcript.
  2. Completed scholarship applications must be submitted or returned to a Sound Credit Union branch before Friday, March 6, 2020 to be eligible for consideration.
  3. If additional space is needed on the application, please attach a separate sheet of paper.

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 Friday, January 3, 2020.
  • 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 6, 2020.
  • 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 6, 2020.
  • Be sure and include a short essay and upload a copy of your high school transcript.
  • DEADLINE: All materials and applications are due Friday, March 6, 2020.

Basis of Selection

The selection committee will score scholarship applications based on the six (6) weighted categories below.

  • 25% High School Activities & Leadership
  • 20% Community Involvement & Work Experience
  • 20% Academic Performance
  • 15% Essay
  • 10% Financial Need
  • 10% 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 22, 2020.
  • 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 photo for publicity purposes unless you specify otherwise.

Applications are due Friday, March 6, 2020.

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION APPLICATION

Continuing Your Education Scholarship Application Instructions

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

Return the application with the following requirements:

  1. Copy of applicant’s most current transcript.
  2. Completed scholarship applications must be submitted or returned to a Sound Credit Union branch before Friday, March 6, 2020 to be eligible for consideration.
  3. If additional space is needed on the application, please attach a separate sheet of paper.

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 Friday, January 3, 2020.
  • Applicant must be a pursuing higher education at a college or university and must be at least one year out of high school. Applicant must provide one of the following two items:
    • An official enrollment verification letter that includes:
      • Student’s name
      • The semester(s)/quarter(s) enrolled
      • Start and end dates of each semester/quarter
      • Status (part time or full time student)
      • Expected graduation term
    • OR An acceptance letter to attend a college or university starting a semester/quarter on or before September 13, 2020.
  • Applicant must have a 3.00 cumulative G.P.A or higher.
  • Applicant must be a student in good standing.
  • Application must be submitted online by Friday, March 6, 2020.
  • 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.
  • If applicant was awarded a Sound High School Senior Scholarship previously, they are eligible for the Continuing Your Education Scholarship. The Continuing Your Education Scholarship will be awarded one time only and is 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 6, 2020.
  • Be sure and include a short essay and upload a copy of your most current school transcript.
  • DEADLINE: All materials and applications are due Friday, March 6, 2020.

Basis of Selection

The selection committee will score scholarship applications based on the six (6) weighted categories below.

  • 25% School Activities & Leadership
  • 20% Community Involvement & Work Experience
  • 20% Academic Performance
  • 15% Essay
  • 10% Financial Need
  • 10% 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 22, 2020.
  • All 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 photo for publicity purposes unless you specify otherwise.

Meet our 2019 Scholarship Winners

  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Areauna Brown
    Areauna Brown Lakes High School
    Keith Predmore Memorial Scholarship
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Tyler Freitas
    Tyler Freitas Auburn Riverside High School
    Robert J. Smith Memorial Scholarship
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Amanda Cox
    Amanda Cox Henry M. Jackson High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Amanda McKinley
    Amanda McKinley Graham Kapowsin High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Eleanor Coberly
    Eleanor Coberly Peninsula High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Gabrielle Jones
    Gabrielle Jones Bonney Lake High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Garrett Iyall
    Garrett Iyall Olympia High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Maggie Murphy
    Maggie Murphy Stadium High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Mariana Urrea
    Mariana Urrea Todd Beamer High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Molly Olney
    Molly Olney Bishop Blanchet High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Nicholas Petersen
    Nicholas Petersen Franklin Pierce High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Ruba Shahbin
    Ruba Shahbin Curtis High School
  • Sound 2019 Scholarship Winter Roberts
    Winter Roberts Puyallup High School