All graduating high school seniors are encouraged to apply. Each applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0, be bound for a two- or four-year college or university, and be a member in good standing of Travis Credit Union. Students who live in Travis Credit Union’s 12-county service region and are not yet members may join the credit union and apply for a scholarship at the same time.
“In the last seven years, we have received a tremendous response from young members who have exhibited a commitment to academic excellence and community service,” said Travis Credit Union President and CEO Patsy Van Ouwerkerk. “We look forward to recognizing even more of our deserving young members this year.”
The Travis Credit Union Board of Directors established the scholarship program in 2004 and named it the Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the longtime board member who passed away in December of 2004.
Scholarship applications are available at any branch location or online at Travis Credit Union’s website, www.traviscu.org. In addition to a completed application, applicants must submit a 250-word essay, a certified high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business on Monday, March 14.
“As a credit union, we are founded on the philosophy of ‘people helping people,’ and we stand behind the principles that promote human development and social responsibility,” said Van Ouwerkerk. “Offering these scholarships is just one way Travis Credit Union is assisting young members with the increasing cost of higher education and reinforcing its commitment to the financial success of our country’s future leaders.”
Headquartered in Vacaville, Travis Credit Union’s 20 branch locations include 5819 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, and 3111 Balfour Road in Brentwood. For more information, visit www.traviscu.org.