At Carolinas Telco Federal Credit Union (CTFCU), we pride ourselves in giving back to our members and the communities we serve. We've partnered with Carolinas Credit Union Foundation to award FOUR individual members with a $1,000 CTFCU Legacy Scholarship.


2021 CTFCU Legacy Scholarship Opportunities
Online applications will be accepted from Oct. 1, 2020, through Feb. 1, 2021.


Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Applicant must maintain (their own) CTFCU membership account, in good standing
  • Must possess a minimum 3.0 GPA (grade point average)
  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited university, college, or community college
  • High school seniors and current undergraduate students can apply for funds to be used during the next school year
  • Students may apply and be awarded scholarships
  • Previous winners can apply again if all eligibility requirements are met

Important Deadlines:

  • October 1, 2019 – Online application opens
  • February 1, 2020 – Application closes
  • Early April 2020 – All winners and applicants are notified via the online portal
  • 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

All application questions, communications, winner selections, and distribution of funds are processed through Carolinas Credit Union Foundation.

Congratulations to our 2019 winners!

Abbey from Monroe, North Carolina

A member since 2000, Abbey is looking forward to her junior year working towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
“My family has been a part of this credit union for generations. The security that is offered in housing and accessing my funds is probably the most important thing to me and my family. Also, I always feel welcomed whenever I need to make an appointment or ask questions about my account.”


Destinee from Zebulon, North Carolina

A member since 2019, Destinee is excited to graduate high school and attend college in the fall to study Biology.  
“Many young adults and students are financially clueless about saving and spending money…The credit union can assist students by halting the credit card companies preying on college students with cheap ‘bell and whistle’ offers to entice students to sign up for new and multiple credit cards.”


Nicholas from Raleigh, North Carolina

A member since 2000, Nicholas is working towards completing his senior year of undergraduate study in Economics.
“A lot of times, students will be able to cover their costs of a semester or two but then find themselves unable to stay financially on track for the remainder of their college career. The biggest financial issue for recent graduates seems to be repaying loans taken out during college.”


Rhett from Greenwood, South Carolina

A member since 2000, Rhett is looking forward to graduating from high school and attending The Citadel Military College to study Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy.
“The [Credit Union] traits that often get overlooked are the relationships that are built between the member and the institution - trust, reliability, and accessibility. Personal relationships developed between the customer and the credit union are important. Profits of the credit union go back to the members which emphasizes consumer value. The investment that credit unions make in the local community is invaluable.”


We would also like to congratulate Maisha, Clarissa, Evie, and Tiffany who were awarded General Fund Scholarships from Carolinas Credit Union Foundation.

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