LGFCU helps you pay for college or graduate school expenses with our scholarships.
Each year, we award 120 one-year scholarships to graduating high school students and students attending colleges, universities and graduate schools. All scholarships are for $1,000, payable in one installment to the school, and may be applied to tuition, textbooks, computers or other fees.
- have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- submit an official school transcript
- have an LGFCU individual account or hold a joint account with a parent
- be a member in good standing*
The winners, who are selected by a committee of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, are announced in July.
If you have questions regarding the application process, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free at 800.344.4846.
* A member in good standing is defined as a member who is not overdrawn on Checking or Share Accounts.
STATUS: Currently not accepting applications.
Other financing methods
The Credit Union has several ways to help pay for expenses related to elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Check out the benefits of a Coverdell Education Savings Account to cover these costs. If you’d like to talk about other ways to finance education costs, call or visit your local branch to make an appointment with a Financial Counselor.
As a federally chartered credit union, LGFCU cannot participate in the College Foundation of North Carolina programs, but their website is a good resource for information on many college-related topics such as financial aid, grants and additional scholarships. Visit www.cfnc.org.