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We put a high priority on higher education

Smart, hard-working young people deserve to attend college. But tuition costs keep going up. At CommonWealth One, we're trying to make higher education more affordable for our members. For the past 20 years, we've been awarding scholarships to some of the best and brightest students in the region.

Harrisonburg - Rockingham County High School Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors attending a Harrisonburg/Rockingham county area high school who plan to enroll full time (minimum 15 credits per semester) in an accredited college, career or technical school. The deadline to enter was March 31, 2021.

This year's Harrisonburg-Rockingham County High School Scholarship recipient is Gillian Hedrick. Gillian will attend University of Virginia to pursue a degree in Finance with a minor is Computer Science.

T.C. Williams High School Scholarships

These scholarships are open to graduating seniors from T.C. Williams High School who plan to enroll full time (minimum 15 credits per semester) in an accredited college, career or technical school. Two scholarships are awarded – one to a graduating Academy of Finance student and one to a graduating senior. The deadline to enter was March 31, 2021.

This year's Academy of Finance  Scholarship recipient is Catherine Quidas.

This year's T.C. WIlliams High School Scholarship recipient is Dariah Kamara.

Kathryn R. Coleman Scholarships

We award two Kathryn R. Coleman Scholarships - the Financial Capability Scholarship Award and the Community Leader Scholarship Award. These scholarships are open to all CommonWealth One members. The deadline to enter was April 11, 2021.

This year's Kathryn R. Coleman Financial Capability Scholarship recipient is Caitlin Haggerty. Caitlin is a graduate student at High Point University. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

This year's Kathryn R. Coleman Community Leader Scholarship recipient is Jasmine Kauffeld. Jasmine is a Junior a James Madison University. She is pursuing a degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Statistics.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications for the Kathryn R. Coleman and Harrisonburg High School scholarships are evaluated by a committee, with attention paid to:

  • An essay
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Honors/awards
  • Employment/internships
  • Academic excellence and achievement
Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a member of CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
  • Must be the primary member on your own account
  • Account must be in good standing
  • Must be a graduating high school senior or college/university student attending a fully accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning

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