LGFCU Scholarship

LGFCU helps you pay for college and trade school expenses.

We award 25 one-year college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and students attending colleges, universities and trade schools. All scholarships are for $5,000, payable in one installment to the school, and may be applied to tuition, textbooks, computers and other fees.

“I was awarded a scholarship, which really helped financially. This has given me an opportunity to choose what I'm best at and make a difference in society.” Frank S. from Wilmington

I was awarded a scholarship, which really helped financially. This has given me an opportunity to choose what I’m best at and make a difference in society."

Frank S. | Wilmington

Application requirements

Applicants must be members of LGFCU with an Individual Share Account or joint Share Account with a parent or guardian. UTMA Accounts do not qualify as membership accounts. Applicants also must:

  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Be a full-time undergraduate or trade school student
  • Submit official school transcripts
  • Include two references as indicated on the application

Scholarship selection process

The LGFCU Scholarship Committee selects the winners, who are notified in April.

If you have questions about the application process, email us at scholarships@lgfcu.org or call us toll-free at 800.344.4846.

STATUS: Now accepting applications online! Deadline to submit application and all scholarship materials is February 1, 2021.

Other financing methods

Check out the Coverdell Education Savings Account as another way to cover the costs of higher education. Start saving early to take advantage of the tax benefits of this deposit account.

There are many college scholarship websites and the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is one that’s a good resource for information on many college-related topics such as financial aid, grants and scholarships. As a federally chartered credit union, LGFCU cannot participate in CFNC programs.