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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 2023-2024 scholarship application period will open Fall 2022.

 


Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients!

  • Adeline Rang Scholarship Recipient
    Adeline Rang Sumner, WA

    Oregon State University

  • Brett Kelley Scholarship Recipient
    Brett Kelley Tacoma, WA

    Stanford University

  • Destiny Bunoan Scholarship Recipient
    Destiny Bunoan Tacoma, WA

    Seattle Central College

  • Emily Hamilton Scholarship Recipient
    Emily Hamilton Federal Way, WA

    Highline College

  • Andrew Black Scholarship Recipient
    Andrew Black Lacey, WA

    Western Washington University

  • Ava Fitnzenrider Scholarship Recipient
    Ava Fitzenrider Seattle, WA

    Seattle Pacific University

  • Chauncey Jones Scholarship Recipient
    Chauncey Jones Federal Way, WA

    University of Washington

  • Elena Lucero Scholarship Recipient
    Elena Lucero Burien, WA

    Central Washington University

  • Elissa Blankenship Scholarship Recipient
    Elissa Blankenship Graham, WA

    University of Washington Tacoma

  • Henry Oates Scholarship Recipient
    Henry Oates Gig Harbor, WA

    Oregon State University

  • Julian Garcia Scholarship Recipient
    Julian Garcia Tacoma, WA

    Pierce College, Puyallup

  • Madeleine Eaves Scholarship Recipient
    Madeleine Eaves Lake Forest Park, WA

    Washington State University

  • Phillip Borchert Scholarship Recipient
    Phillip Borchert Edmonds, WA

    Colorado State University

  • Taylor Hoang Scholarship Recipient
    Taylor Hoang Seattle, WA

    University of Washington

  • William Newberg Scholarship Recipient
    William Newberg Gig Harbor, WA

    University of Arizona

  • Morgan Maxfield Scholarship Recipient
    Morgan Maxfield Auburn, WA

    George Fox University

  • Lindsey Miller Puyallup, WA

    Pierce College, Puyallup

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.