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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 31, 2022.

Learn about membership

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 2022-2023 school year application process will open Monday, November 1, 2021.

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 online on or before Friday, March 4, 2022 to be eligible for consideration.
  3. If additional space is needed on the application, please attach a separate document.

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, 2022.
  • 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 4, 2022.
  • 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 4, 2022.
  • Be sure and include a short essay answering the prompt and upload a copy of your high school transcript.
  • DEADLINE: All materials and applications are due Friday, March 4, 2022.

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 20, 2022.
  • 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.

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 online on or before Friday, March 4, 2022 to be eligible for consideration.
  3. If additional space is needed on the application, please attach a separate document.

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, 2022.
  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled at a college or university and must be at least one year out of high school. Applicant must provide 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
  • 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 4, 2022.
  • 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 4, 2022.
  • Be sure and include a short essay answering the prompt and upload a copy of your most current school transcript.
  • DEADLINE: All materials and applications are due Friday, March 4, 2022.

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 20, 2022.
  • 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 name and photo for publicity purposes unless you specify otherwise.

Meet our 2021 Scholarship Recipients

  • Xitlali-Cruz
    Xitlali Cruz Chelan, WA

    Stanford University

  • Haley Ball
    Haley Ball Lynnwood, WA

    Washington State University

  • Lacey Rose
    Lacey Rose Pullman, WA

    Washington State University

  • Gracie Gross
    Gracie Gross Sumner, WA

    Purdue University

  • Honor Tamminga
    Honor Tamminga Gig Harbor, WA

    George Fox University

  • Cassidy Elicker
    Cassidy Elicker Tukwila, WA

    University of Idaho

  • Dylynne Howser
    Dylynne Howser Tacoma, WA

    Northwest University

  • Heer Patel
    Heer Patel Tumwater, WA

    University of Washington

  • Kaitlyn Dash
    Kaitlyn Dash Yarrow Point, WA

    University of Washington

  • Madeline Koch
    Madeline Koch Auburn, WA

    George Fox University

  • Maria Reeves
    Maria Reeves Everett, WA

    Florida Southern College

  • Andrew Lucero
    Alexander Lucero Burien, WA

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Cecily Houser 2021
    Cecily Houser Monroe, WA

    Northwest University