Annual Scholarship

$25,000 Scholarship Program

Each year Cornerstone Financial Credit Union awards twenty $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors, and one lucky student receives $5,000.

High school graduates in cap and gown

Now Accepting Applications for 2021-22 Scholarship

Follow these steps to submit your application:

  1. Go to the application website and create a login
  2. Enter the program key "Cornerstone"
  3. Start a new application for the 2021-22 school year

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a high school senior
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  3. Plan to enroll in a four-year college or university
  4. One of the following:
    1. Attend high school (public, private, or home school) in Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, or Williamson County of Tennessee
    2. Be a resident of Tennessee and a member or dependent of a member of Cornerstone Financial Credit Union

About the Scholarship Program

The Cornerstone Financial Credit Union Annual $25,000 Scholarship program has been awarding $25,000 in scholarships annually since 2011. Public, private, and homeschooled high school students in Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson Counties are eligible to apply for the $1,000 scholarships each year. The program also includes applications from any eligible Cornerstone Financial Credit Union member or the child of a member.

While eligibility for the Cornerstone scholarship program is based primarily on financial need and grades, the application also asks applicants to briefly explain what they’ll do while in college to ensure they start off on the right foot financially upon graduation. Scholarship recipients have submitted ideas for how they’ll minimize college debts, including budgeting, part-time jobs, taking advantage of scholarship opportunities, and even balancing student loan debt based on the expected income in their career field.