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2021 College Scholarship Contest

AFFCU 2021 College Scholarship. Four students happily walking across campus

Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the Credit Union Foundation of Maryland and DC, has opened the 2021 College Scholarship contest. AFFCU members entering their freshman through senior year of college or trade school are eligible to apply for one of twelve $1,000 scholarships.

Eligible AFFCU members may apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships, one $1,000 video-based scholarship, and/or one $1,000 photo-based scholarship. And yes, eligible members may apply in all three categories!

Plus, AFFCU will also select the two top scoring AFFCU member entries to award our own $1,000 scholarships.

The 2021 Credit Union College Scholarship Program is underway now.

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How To Enter

Submit your entry online through CU Foundation of MD & DC scholarship portal. Deadline for applications is Midnight, March 31, 2021.

This year’s essay topic:

How do credit unions demonstrate the phrase, “Not For Profit, Not For Charity, But For Service?” (750 word max)

This year’s video topic:

“Create a 60-second video showing how credit unions help families achieve their financial goals.”

This year’s photo theme:

Capture an original photograph that represents how their credit union is “Improving Lives”


Apply For Scholarship

Deadline for applications is Midnight, March 31, 2021. Awards will be announced in May 2021.

Complete details can be found at the CU Foundation of MD & DC website at