Investing in our community's future

We recognize a sound investment when we see it! That's why we're proud to support our Members' educational goals, whether you're just starting college or returning to school later in life. Each year, we offer five monetary scholarships to students pursuing higher education. Do you have dreams of a degree? We'd love to help make it possible.

Our 2021 scholarship applications are open now. 

Meet our 2020 scholarship winners below!

How to apply for a GOLD scholarship

Eligibility

The applicant must be a Member of GOLD Credit Union with a General, Minor, or GOLDen Future account and be attending a college, university, technical, or vocational school in 2021. Review our scholarship application form for full eligibility requirements. Credit Union Board of Directors, volunteers, employees, immediate family members, and previous scholarship winners are not eligible.

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2021 Application Period

We will be accepting scholarship applications from December 16, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Scholarship funds in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded to each of the winners on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at our Annual Meeting. If our Annual Meeting does not take place as planned, funds will be deposited automatically into their GOLD Share Savings Account.

Where to Submit Completed Applications

  • Download and complete the 2021 Scholarship Application. Save your application as a PDF and send us an email
  • ​Mail or drop off your application to GOLD Credit Union located at 4703 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103.
  • Submit your application directly to us online by completing the form below. 


 

2021 Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a Member of GOLD Credit Union with a general, Minor, or GOLDen Future Account.
  • Scholarship applications must be submitted between December 16, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
  • You must attend, or will attend college, vocational school, or technical school in 2021. 
  • Previous scholarship winners are not eligible. 
  • Credit Union Board of Directors, volunteers, employees and immediate family members are not eligible. 

Where to Submit Completed Applications

  • Complete the application form on the page below.
  • Save as a PDF and send us an email to: Scholarships@GOLDcu.org. 
  • Mail to or drop off at:
           GOLD Credit Union 
           ATTN: Marketing Department
           4703 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103

How Scholarship Winners are Selected

The five GOLD Credit Union scholarship winners will be selected through a random drawing. Your chance of receiving one of the five scholarships depends on the number of applications re-ceived by the deadline. Selected applicants must agree to allow GOLD Credit Union to use his or her name, photograph, and testimonial for promotional and marketing purposes. Winners will be required to provide additional biographical information and proof of enrollment. 

How Scholarship Winners Will Be Notified

The five GOLD Credit Union scholarship winners will be notified by phone and/or email by April 9, 2021. Scholarship funds in the amount of $1,500 will be presented to each of the scholarship winners on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at our Annual Meeting. If our Annual Meeting does not take place as planned, funds will be deposited into their GOLD Share Savings Account.
Complete the form below to submit your application for the 2021 GOLD Scholarship Program.

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Celebrating our 2020 winners

Please join us in congratulating our most recent scholarship winners! Read on to learn more about each of our 2020 scholars.


 

Jesalyn Cruz-Olivera

Jesalyn Cruz-Olivera is a 2020 graduate of Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School. Jesalyn is currently the valedictorian of her senior class. She was the president of her high school’s student council for 3 consecutive years, a member of her school’s cheer leading team, and captain of the dance team. Jesalyn also played varsity soccer for William Allen for 3 years, and then played for her school’s team this past fall. She is a member of the National’s Honor Society, receiving honors every year of her high school career. She received the presidential award from President Barack Obama 3 times and is an alumni of the FE Foundation. Jesalyn will be attending Temple University studying International Business with a minor in Computer Science.

Brendon Conway

Brendon Conway is a 2019 graduate of Parkland High School. Brendon is currently attending Lehigh University studying Computer Science. 

Samantha Murmello

Samantha Murmello is a 2017 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. Samantha is currently attending Loyola University Chicago studying Nursing. Samantha has traveled abroad to both Italy and London. She received an academic Loyola Scholarship for her achievements.


 

Melissa Castillo

Melissa Castillo is a 2014 graduate of William Allen High School. Melissa is currently a junior attending The University of Arts studying Illustration. As a Philadelphia based artist, Melissa Castillo's work is inspired by cats and Latin American culture. Through her university, Melissa's illustrations have been published in the Underground Pool, the student literary magazine of the University of the Arts which is published each spring by the Creative Writing program. Melissa received an Art Scholarship to attend the University and is a recipient of the Latino Leadership Award.

Taylor Klucsarits

Taylor Klucsarits is a 2019 graduate of Northhampton Area High School. Taylor is currently attending Kutztown University studying German Education. Taylor received a BHCWA scholarship and White Walnut Scholarship.



 

2021 Scholarship Applications are available now!

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