December 30th, 2010

Scholarship Deadline 1.31.2011

Apply for one of ten $2000 scholarshipsApplications are still being accepted – until January 31, 2011 – for the A.G. “Tony” Marino Scholarship Program. SMCU will award ten $2,000 scholarships to qualified students for the 2011-2012 academic school year. Each student awarded a scholarship will be notified during the second week of March, 2011.

The scholarship program was established to honor Mr. Marino, our founder, and his many contributions to the credit union. All SMCU members or dependent children of members are eligible for the scholarship program with the exception of Board Directors, children of either Board Directors or Scholarship Committee Members and previous scholarship winners. Each scholarship will be awarded based on academic standing, financial need, extracurricular activities and/or employment.

Applications must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2011. It is essential for each applicant to include all required documents with his/her scholarship application, including the following:

  1. School transcript or equivalent.
  2. A minimum of two current letters of recommendation.
  3. Responses to all essay questions on the application (maximum length listed on application).

Applications lacking any of the required documents will not be considered for the scholarship award.

Download an application now, or pick one up at any one of our branch locations. Please submit completed applications to any SMCU location or mail to:

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union
Attn: Administrative Coordinator
PO Box 780
Seattle, WA 98111-0780

In addition to scholarships, SMCU now offers private student loans

When federal loans aren’t enough to cover the cost of your college education, SMCU’s new Private Student Loan can be the answer to your funding needs.

  • Borrow as little as $2,000 or as much as $30,000 per year.
  • Competitive Interest Rates and with good grades, get even lower rates.
  • Quick approval.
  • No Cosigner Required.

The online application is quick and easy. Let SMCU help you cover those extra college expenses. For more financial aid resources, visit our College Resource Center.

7 Responses

  1. Lawanna says:

    I am applying for the scholarship, however, I am an older student and I have two questions. 1) I am not sure of my graduation date because I am entering college to complete my AA degree. 2) I do not have a current transcript so what can I submit? Thanks.

    • SMCU says:

      Thank you for you interest in our scholarship program. Regarding your questions:

      1) We understand there will be applicants of varying ages. Even though it may be in the past, please list your high school graduation date.

      2) As for your transcript, most colleges require a transcript (high school or most recent institution) to apply for credit classes. We would be looking for the same. If for some reason your transcript is unavailable, please submit a letter explaining the circumstances in its place for consideration. However you should be aware that a transcript is a required portion of the application.

      Hope this helps.

  2. Muna Osman says:

    Who should write the letter of recommendation, examples please, and is unoffecial transcripts are accepted.

    Thank you

    • SMCU says:

      Letters of recommendation should be written by a non-family member and are generally written by school teachers, guidance counselors, pastors, employers, someone in charge of an organization for which the applicant has volunteered, etc.

      Also, we do accept unofficial transcripts if an official version is not available.

      Thank you for your questions and interest in this program.

  3. Cydney Marks-Nicholes says:

    Do I have to send in all parts of the application together? My teachers were wondering if they could just email, or snail mail it to you the same day I submit my application?


  4. Cydney Marks-Nicholes says:

    Thank you very much.