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2019 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 2019 Scholarship
Application Deadline
Has Expired.

Winners will be announced at Truliant's Annual Meeting.

  • Details
  • NOTE: The application period for Truliant's 2109 Scholarships has now expired. Winners will be announced at Truliant's Annual Meeting. 


    2019 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.

    2019 Scholarship Timeline

    • February 1, 2019 - Deadline for scholarship applications 
    • March 2019 - All applications will be reviewed 
    • April 2019 - Winners will be notified and will be announced at Truliant's 2019 Annual Meeting
    • June/July 2019 - Checks will be processed by our partner, Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, and sent to the schools