Scholarships

2024 Educational Scholarship

Investing in Your Future.

We, at Monterra Credit Union, believe that access to higher education is a catalyst for long-term success. That's why — since 2008 — the goal of Monterra Credit Union's Educational Scholarship has been to help our local students with the growing expenses that come along with pursuing a college education.

This year, Monterra Credit Union will offer four (4) $5,000 Educational Scholarships. Awards will assist in paying for tuition, housing, books, or meal costs. The maximum award is $5,000 per scholarship recipient†. The awarding of the scholarships is based on high school Academic Standing (25%), Extra-Curricular Activities (25%), and Essay Prompt (50%); and any additional unmet financial need may also be considered based on information provided in the essay submission (optional).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Must: 

  1. Be a class of 2024 graduating high school senior or a 2023 high school graduate who took a gap year and is enrolling in a college or technical school for the first time. 
  2. Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater and submit an official or unofficial transcript. 
  3. Be a member of Monterra Credit Union and/or live, work, worship, or attend school in San Mateo County, the City of Palo Alto, or select San Francisco zip codes: 94110, 94112, 94116, 94122, 94124, 94132, or 94134. 
  4. Provide a minimum 500-word essay in APA or MLA style with the following prompt: We love our community. We believe in the bond of community — and here, those bonds run deep. That's why we're invested in making it stronger. Explain how you have helped enrich your community, and how these experiences have shaped your values and aspirations. 
  5. Submit a resume highlighting work experience or extra-curricular activities and two (2) letters of recommendation.

Deadline for Submission

Friday, March 29, 2024, by 5pm. Applications must be received on or before the deadline by electronically submitting all materials through the form below. 

If you have any questions about scholarship eligibility, please contact us at (650) 562-1282 or via email at [email protected]

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      • Scanned copy of your high school transcript - unofficial is acceptable.
      • Application essay on the following prompt:
        • We love our community. We believe in the bond of community — and here, those bonds run deep. That's why we're invested in making it stronger.
        • Explain how you have helped your community, and how these experiences have shaped your values and aspirations.
      • A resume highlighting work experience or extra-curricular activities and two (2) letters of recommendation.
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      • Transcript is a required field
      • Essay Prompt is a required field
      • Resume is a required field
      • Letter of Recommendation #1 is a required field
      • Letter of Recommendation #2 is a required field
      All applicants who have a Monterra Credit Union membership are eligible to apply. Immediate family members of Monterra Credit Union employees or board members are not eligible to apply. Recipient will: 1. Be asked to provide Monterra Credit Union with a verification of acceptance into an accredited college or technical school to receive the scholarship award. 2. Be contacted in May 2024 and will be invited to Monterra Credit Union Headquarters where the scholarship award will be presented. We strongly recommend that someone represent you on your behalf if you are unavailable. 3. Agree to have their names/photos published in press releases and in Monterra Credit Union publications, where appropriate. A signed release waiver is required. 4. Children of current Monterra Credit Union Members are eligible to apply.
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