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.

2024 GOLD Scholarship applications are open now! Apply today for your chance to win. 

Meet our 2023 scholarship winners below!

How to apply for a GOLD Scholarship


The applicant must be a member of GOLD Credit Union with a General, Minor, or GOLDen Future1 account and be attending college, university, technical, or vocational school in 2024. Scholarship applications must be submitted between December 1, 2023, and February 29, 2024. Members with only PAUTMA accounts, Credit Union Board of Directors, volunteers, employees, immediate family members, and previous scholarship winners are not eligible. 

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2024 Application Period

We will be accepting scholarship applications from December 1, 2023, through February 29, 2024. Scholarship funds in the amount of $1,500 will be deposited automatically into each winner's GOLD Share Savings account by Friday, March 15, 2024. 

How to Apply

Submit your application directly to us online by completing the form below. One entry per member.                    

2024 Scholarship Application 


Complete the form below to submit your application for the 2024 GOLD Scholarship Program. 


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How Scholarship Winners are Selected 


The five GOLD Credit Union scholarship winners will be selected through a random drawing. Your chance of receiveing one of the five scholarships depends on the number of applications received 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 March 3, 2024. Scholarship funds in the amount of $1,500 will be deposited automatically into each winner's GOLD Share Savings account by Friday, March 15, 2024.

Alternate Entry Methods

  • Download and complete the 2024 GOLD 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.


Learn about Education Loans

Wondering how to make your dreams of attending college a reality? An Education Loan can fill in gaps not covered by financial assistance.

Celebrating our 2023 winners

Please join us in congratulating our 2023 GOLD Scholarship recipients! Read on to learn more about each of our scholars:

Logan Crossett           

Logan Crossett is a 2023 graduate of Northampton Area High School, where he excelled and graduated in the top 5% of his class. During his high school years, he was proudly involved on the Northampton Volleyball team and Pennsylvania DECA, which prepares students for college and careers in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality and Business Management. Logan received an Excelsior Merit Scholarship to Elizabethtown College and is looking forward to starting school in the fall, where he will be pursuing a degree in Marketing. Congratulations, Logan!

Brooke Penrod

Brooke Penrod is a 2019 graduate of Parkland High School. Brooke is currently a second-year graduate student at Misericordia University, where she is studying Speech-Language Pathology. At her university, she has been involved on the Fluency Team, serving as a Student Research Assistant that helps research presentations at state and national levels and being an advocate of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association (PSHA) Leadership Development Program. Brooke is also proud to provide an exciting college experience alongside her peers by being immersed in Campus Life as a Community Assistant and Assistant Coordinator for the last three years. Congratulations, Brooke!

Julian Burgos

Julian Burgos graduated from Northampton Area High School in 2021. Julian is currently a Junior at the University of Maryland, where he is studying Computer Science—Cybersecurity. His school achievements have placed him on the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students Honors Program and earned him Academic Honors and a President's Scholarship. Congratulations, Julian!

Summer Lorincz

Summer Lorincz is a 2022 graduate of Emmaus High School. She is currently a Sophomore at Liberty University and is in pursuit of a degree in Psychology. Congratulations, Summer!

Brenna Pelizzoni

Brenna Pelizzoni graduated from Parkland High School in 2022. She is currently a Sophomore attending West Chester University, where she is studying to earn a degree in Accounting with a minor in Theatre. Congratulations, Brenna!

Apply for a 2024 GOLD Scholarship!

Our 2024 GOLD Scholarship applications are availale now through February 29.
Good luck!

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