Thank you for your interest in our Harvard FCU Academic Scholarship!

The 2024 – 2025 High School Scholarship is now closed. The winners are listed here. Please check back later for 2025-2026 scholarship opportunities!

At Harvard FCU, we’re committed to helping high school students reach their financial and academic goals. That’s why we award ten (10) $1,500 scholarships to students starting their first year of college.

High school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2024-2025 academic year should consider applying. Please review the eligibility requirements listed below before starting the application.

  • Limited to high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate accredited U.S. college degree program during the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Applicant or parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing with Harvard FCU.
Required Documentation
  • Application: Complete the Harvard FCU scholarship application form.


  • Essay: Please share an essay of up to 650 words in response to one of the prompts below. You may re-use your personal statement that you submitted for your Common App, or you may submit a new essay.


    1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
    2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
    3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
    4. Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
    5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
    6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
    7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.


  • Grades: Most recent copy of your academic transcript (Unofficial Transcript is accepted).


  • Extracurriculars: Community service, extracurricular activities, internships, and employment background.

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