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.

The 2023 GOLD Scholarship application period is now closed. Thank you to all that applied. We look forward to announcing our 2023 GOLD Scholarship winners in June, so stay tuned!

Meet our 2022 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 2023. Review our scholarship application form for full eligibility requirements. Members with PAUTMA accounts, Credit Union Board of Directors, volunteers, employees, immediate family members, and previous scholarship winners are not eligible. 

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2023 Application Period

Thank you to all our members that applied for the 2023 GOLD Scholarship. The application period is now closed.

We wish all our applicants good luck!

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 2022 winners

Please join us in congratulating our most recent scholarship winners! Read on to learn more about each of our 2022 scholars:

Emma Duane           

Emma Duane is a 2018 graduate of Southern Lehigh High School. Emma is currently a Senior at The University of Virginia in pursuit of a degree in Spanish and Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law. She has served as one of the Drum Majors for the Cavalier Marching Band at the University of Virginia for the last two seasons. Emma works as an IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) at the University of Virginia, providing free tax preparation services to low-income Charlottesville community members. She was an editor for the Spanish team at UVA's "Virginia Review of Politics" student publication in her Junior and Senior years. Emma volunteered as a Spanish/English tutor for The Equity Center at the University of Virginia in local Albemarle High School to help Spanish-speaking ESL students in science, history, and wellness classes. Congratulations, Emma!