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Scholarship Competition now accepting applications

To help you with college expenses, we have established the State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) Scholarship Fund in honor of the founders and volunteers of SDFCU. This year the Board of Directors approved a $63,000 award amount to be distributed among the winners selected by the Scholarship Committee. In addition, the top scholarship recipient will be awarded the Stephen K. Fischel Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 in lieu of the regular scholarship amount.


The Details

To qualify you must:

  • Have your own account in good standing with SDFCU
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and have completed 12 credit hours of coursework at an accredited college or university (AP courses do not count)
  • Have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA (Cumulative on a 4.0 scale) and submit official/sealed transcripts
  • Submit the completed application and all required information by the deadline (tuition bill copy, W-2 form(s), Personal Statement and Official Transcript
  • Submit your applications at any of our branches or mail them to:
    • Scholarship Coordinator
    • State Department Federal Credit Union
    • 1630 King Street
    • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • All winners will be notified on or before July 6, 2018

The Rules

  • At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Scholarship Competition
  • Credit union employees, volunteers and their families are not eligible
  • Transcripts must be in sealed envelope from your college or university. No photocopies of transcripts or faxes are allowed. Please note that all transcripts will not be returned
  • If you do not have a tuition bill, please substitute a photocopy of the university catalog online of your student expenses for the year. Please note which expenses apply and the total dollar amount
  • If you are self-supporting, submit your W-2 form(s). If you are a dependent, supply the W-2(s) of your supporting party


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To answer some of your questions, please refer to the Scholarship FAQ's.

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