DNCU Scholarship Application Cycle Now Open


DNCU Scholarship Application Cycle Now Open

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has opened its 2019-2020 DNCU Scholarship Program.

For the past nine consecutive years, Del Norte Credit Union has helped more than 70 deserving local area students with a combined $74,000 in scholarship funds.

This year, Del Norte Credit Union is awarding 10 exemplary students with $1,000 scholarships.

DNCU established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a GED and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

Applications are available to download at dncu.org and can be filled out electronically before printing and mailing to Scholarship America, a third party independent partner.

“What better way to support our communities than to help our youth forge a path to a better future. This is an important way we live our vision of improving lives,” Chuck Valenti, DNCU CEO/ President said. “We are proud to help students from every community we serve and we encourage all graduating seniors to apply.”

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of Del Norte Credit Union prior to the application deadline.
  • Be a high school senior, equivalent home school senior, or a recipient of a
  • GED received in same year of higher education enrollment.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year
  • or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the
  • entire 2019-2020 academic year.

Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services. In no instance does any officer or employee of DNCU play a part in the selection.

About Del Norte Credit Union

Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is dedicated to helping its members achieve their financial goals by being a trusted source of unbiased financial advice. Today DNCU serves more than 50,000 members throughout New Mexico.