UPDATED BRANCH OPERATIONS: As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have made changes in operating hours and locations to ensure the health and safety of our members and employees. Click here for details.
SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:
Due to system maintenance, you may experience intermittent availability when accessing Digital Banking Sunday, March 29th from 12:30am to 4:30am EST

2020 Truliant Scholarships

  • Truliant awards multiple scholarships every year to improve the lives of members who want to further their education.
  • Scholarship opportunities exist for high school students entering college and for children of Truliant employees and board members.

The 2020 Truiant
Scholarship Application
Period Has Ended.

Winners will be announced at Truliant's 2020 Annual Meeting.

  • Details
  • 2020 Scholarship Guidelines 

    Current scholarship funds include:

    • Fred J. Sarda Scholarships - Applicants must be: (1) a member of Truliant Federal Credit Union, and: (2) be enrolled or accepted to be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university.

    • Clyde Padgett Scholarship – Eligible applicants must be a child or grandchild of a current Truliant employee, an employee who retired with full benefits or a volunteer/board member. Applicants must also be a member-owner of Truliant Federal Credit Union.

    • General Fund Scholarships (Needs-Based)  - Open to members of any credit union in North or South Carolina, applicants must demonstrate a financial need for scholarship funding. These funds are provided by the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. 

    Applicants will be evaluated by the Foundation's Scholarship Selection Committee based on the following criteria:

    • Demonstrated academic ability - Applicants should provide school transcripts.  A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required to be eligible for scholarship funding.

    • Demonstrated writing ability – Applicants must submit an essay on the topic listed in the application.

    • School activities – Applicants should list all school activities and explain which activity is most important and why.

    • Community activities – Applicants should list all community activities unrelated to school and explain which activity is most important and why.

    2020-2021 Scholarship Timeline

    • February 1, 2020 - Application closes
    • Early April 2020 - All winners and applicants are notified via email by the Foundation (letters are welcomed from credit unions)
    • May 15, 2020 - All winners confirmed through the online portal using the online verification form
    • June - July 2020 - Checks are processed and distributed to attending schools by the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, on behalf of Truliant