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Scholarships

Our 2022 Scholarship is closed. 

Parda’s Scholarship Program was established in 2006 to honor student members who have shown scholastic excellence and leadership in their schools and communities. Parda is proud of our student members and have provided $80,000 in scholarships to past recipients who have not only shown excellent scholastic achievement but also embody the credit union philosophy of people helping people through their community work. This year, we are awarding 3 scholarships for our annual contest:

1st place: $2,500
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: $1,000

Scholarship Requirements

  • Membership in Parda Credit Union is not required at the time of scholarship application. However, if you are selected you must become a member of Parda Credit Union before your scholarship is awarded.
  • Applicants must submit an essay answer to the proposed question in 1,000 words or less.
  • Applicants must currently be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university, or accepted to an accredited college or university in the fall upon graduation from high school.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), and provide a copy of their transcript with this application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate participation in service to their school and/or community.

By submitting this essay, the applicant agrees that it is their original work and all other personal information is true. The applicant understands that the essay and application become the property of Parda Federal Credit Union for whatever use they deem appropriate. Such use by the Credit Union shall not violate any applicable law. They agree to cooperate with Parda Federal Credit Union in promotional activities related to the scholarship competition, and should the applicant be selected a winner, gives Parda permission to use their name and photo in promotional activities. All scholarships will be issued in the name of the applicant and their attending college, unless otherwise decided by the credit union. Membership in Parda Credit Union is not required at the time of scholarship application. However, if you are selected you must become a member of Parda before your scholarship is awarded.

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