Rewarding Deserving Students


The BECU Foundation is a charitable private foundation which recognizes and awards a minimum of 25 $3,000 scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate student members who have a passion for helping others. Since 1995, with the help of our business partners, member donations, and through fundraising activities, BECU has awarded more than $2.02 million in scholarships to 870 student members.

BECU Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the BECU Foundation is to encourage and administer contributions for educational scholarships. The BECU Foundation extends the credit union philosophy of people helping people by offering educational support to members and their families. Scholarships recognize and promote service in the school or community, leadership potential, and academic achievement.

Apply for a Scholarship

Each scholarship is $3,000 and a minimum of 25 awards are given each year.  Applications are accepted January 1-March 31 each year. Recipients will be announced by May 31.


  • Only BECU members may apply. Accounts must be in the name of the applicant. Learn more about membership 
  • Applicants must be students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Students must be a graduating high school senior or a full-time college undergraduate 
  • All scholarship recipients must attend college full time. Post-graduate, Masters or Doctorate candidates are not eligible to apply. 
  • Previous recipients may not apply for additional scholarships 

Selection criteria

As a not-for-profit credit union, BECU is committed to social responsibility. As a result, scholarships are awarded based on a student's academic performance and passion for helping others. Applicants are required to submit their hours of community service, grade point average, and a recommendation. Selection is made without regard to applicant's race, color, national origin, religious belief, sex, marital status, age, or physical handicap.


Applications are currently not being accepted. Online applications are available January 1 and close at 11:59pm Pacific time March 31. Applications are processed by our partner International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. You will be required to set up a profile on their website in order to start your application. If you do not complete your application, you can return at any time up until the submission deadline to complete it. All information contained in your profile and scholarship application is secure and will not be used for any purpose other than to process your application.


2017 Scholarship FAQ

For additional questions not covered in FAQ please email or call toll free (800) 914-8366.

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