Scholarship Program

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The State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) Scholarship Fund was established in honor of the founders and volunteers of SDFCU to help our members with undergraduate college expenses.

Each year, SDFCU sponsors a scholarship competition where the funds are distributed among winners selected by the scholarship committee.

How the Scholarship Program Works 

Each year the SDFCU Board of Directors approves a dollar amount to be distributed among winning applicants selected by the Scholarship Committee. In addition, one top scholarship recipient will be awarded the Stephen K. Fischel Memorial Scholarship with its own dollar amount in lieu of the regular scholarship amount.

All applicants must be current SDFCU members in good standing. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and have completed 12 credit hours of coursework at an accredited college or university (AP class credits do not count). 

  • Achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA and submit official/sealed transcripts 

  • Completed application form and all required documents, including tuition bill, W2 forms, personal statement, and official transcript, must be submitted by the deadline.  

2021 Scholarship Application

Applications are now open for the Scholarship program and the deadline has been extended through to April 16, 2021.

Submit applications at any of our branches or mail them to:

Scholarship Coordinator
State Department Federal Credit Union
1630 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

All applications and materials must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 16, 2021. No exceptions. If any part of the application is incomplete, it will not be eligible for the competition.

Winners will be notified by email by July 9, 2021.
Winners will receive their award in their SDFCU account.

Please email for more information.