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Sound Scholarship

The Sound Scholarship is an opportunity for Sound members who are high school seniors pursuing higher education.

Sound Scholarship

The Sound Scholarship is an opportunity for Sound members who are high school seniors pursuing higher education.

Applications Due: Friday, March 3, 2023

Make sure you have the information below available before you begin your application. There is no option to save and return to an existing application.

  • Current high school transcript
  • Information regarding participation in school, community, and/or work activities
  • Parent/Guardian’s occupation and employer
  • Parent/Guardian’s 2020 and 2021 gross annual income before taxes
  • Names of colleges currently attended by children in your family (if any)

Write a brief cover letter/personal statement (one page maximum, double spaced, 250 words maximum) that addresses each of the following:

  • What are your academic and/or professional goals and why?
  • How will this scholarship make a difference to you?

 


  • 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.
  • Applications will be scored based on six (6) weighted categories: High School Activities/Leadership (25%), Community Involvement/Work Experience (20%), Academic Performance (20%), Personal Statement (15%), Financial Need (10%), Length of Sound Credit Union Membership (10%).
  • The Sound Credit Union Scholarship Selection Committee reserves the right to interview applicants in person or by telephone.
  • Do not include photographs with application. Selected recipients will be asked to send a photograph to be used in various printed publications (i.e. Sound Credit Union newsletter, website, press release).
  • In consideration of this scholarship, no applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of sex, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin, or age.
  • All Sound Credit Union board members, audit committee members, staff, and their immediate family members are not eligible for consideration.
  • By signing this application, you agree that Sound can use your name and photo for publicity purposes unless you specify otherwise.
  • Only selected applicants will be notified in writing by Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Family financial information provided will remain confidential.