We are rooted in education and believe everyone can achieve success with opportunity. With our good faith in Alabama's contribution to the future, Alabama Teachers Credit Union is once again accepting applications for our annual scholarship program.

Summary

Apply January 1st – April 12th, 2019. Four (4) $3000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors1, three (3) $3000 scholarship will be awarded to deserving college undergraduates2, and one (1) $3000 scholarship will be awarded in memoriam of ATCU employee Leta Henson Johnson3. Please click on the applicable tab for a flyer with additional details, official rules, requirement checklist, and paper application.

1Alabama Teachers Credit Union will send notice to the winner(s) and a check will be sent to the financial aid office of the college, university, or seminary to be attended by the recipients. No funds will be released directly to students. Essays will be judged by a scholarship committee to be determined by the Credit Union. In the event of a tie, GPAs may be used to determine the winners. Scholarship Committee decisions are final. Graduate students, employees, Board and committee members of ATCU and their family members are not eligible. Must meet membership requirements. *Good standing is defined as having a positive account balance and loans paid up-to-date, no charged off accounts. Insured by NCUA.
2Alabama Teachers Credit Union will send notice to the winner(s) and a check will be sent to the financial aid office of the college, university, or seminary to be attended by the recipients. No funds will be released directly to students. Essays will be judged by a scholarship committee to be determined by the Credit Union. In the event of a tie, GPAs may be used to determine the winners. Scholarship Committee decisions are final. Graduate students, employees, Board and committee members of ATCU and their family members are not eligible. Must meet membership requirements. *Good standing is defined as having a positive account balance and loans paid up-to-date, no charged off accounts. **Full-time enrollment is defined as at least 12 credit hours per semester. Insured by NCUA.
3Alabama Teachers Credit Union will send notice to the winner(s) and a check will be sent to the financial aid office of the college, university, or seminary to be attended by the recipients. No funds will be released directly to students. Essays will be judged by a scholarship committee to be determined by the Credit Union. In the event of a tie, GPAs may be used to determine the winners. Scholarship Committee decisions are final. Graduate students, employees, Board and committee members of ATCU and their family members are not eligible. Insured by NCUA.
Synced Seniors Scholarship

Synced Seniors Requirements Checklist:

  • Alabama Teachers Credit Union Synced member in good standing*
  • High school senior with at least a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Account opened for at least six (6) months prior to application
  • Official high school transcript for the most recently completed semester
  • Letter of acceptance from accredited college, university, or seminary
  • Letter of reference from a non-relative
  • One-page essay describing why education matters your community
  • Scholarship application     

Apply beginning January 1, 2019

View the Synced Seniors Scholarship Packet Here.

Submission deadline: April 12, 2019
Winners notified: April 26, 2019

Alabama Teachers Credit Union will send notice to the winner(s) and a check will be sent to the financial aid office of the college, university, or seminary to be attended by the recipients. No funds will be released directly to students. Essays will be judged by a scholarship committee to be determined by the Credit Union. In the event of a tie, GPAs may be used to determine the winners. Scholarship Committee decisions are final. Graduate students, employees, Board and committee members of ATCU and their family members are not eligible. Must meet membership requirements. *Good standing is defined as having a positive account balance and loans paid up-to-date, no charged off accounts. Insured by NCUA.

Collegiate Scholarship

Collegiate Scholarship Requirements Checklist:

  • Alabama Teachers Credit Union member in good standing*
  • College Undergraduate with at least a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Account opened for at least six (6) months prior to application
  • Provide official college transcript for the most recently completed semester
  • Full-time enrollment**
  • Letter of reference from a non-relative
  • One-page essay describing why education matters to your community
  • Scholarship application


Apply beginning January 1, 2019

View the Collegiate Scholarship Packet Here.

Submission deadline: April 12, 2019
Winners notified: April 26, 2019

Alabama Teachers Credit Union will send notice to the winner(s) and a check will be sent to the financial aid office of the college, university, or seminary to be attended by the recipients. No funds will be released directly to students. Essays will be judged by a scholarship committee to be determined by the Credit Union. In the event of a tie, GPAs may be used to determine the winners. Scholarship Committee decisions are final. Graduate students, employees, Board and committee members of ATCU and their family members are not eligible. Must meet membership requirements. *Good standing is defined as having a positive account balance and loans paid up-to-date, no charged off accounts. **Full-time enrollment is defined as at least 12 credit hours per semester. Insured by NCUA.

Leta Henson Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Alabama Teachers Credit Union is proud to present the Leta Henson Johnson Memorial Scholarship.  

Mrs. Johnson was an almost 30 - year employee of ATCU, where she worked in various capacities and eventually served as Vice President. Leta was an enthusiastic proponent of the credit union movement and embodied the philosophy of “people helping people,” encouraging those around her to pursue their dreams, often even assisting to make those dreams a reality. ATCU’s goal in providing this scholarship is to equip students pursuing higher education in the field of business. We ask that high school counselors from Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah, and Marshall counties nominate only one senior from their respective school to apply.

Leta Henson Johnson Memorial Scholarship Requirement Checklist:

  • High school senior with at least a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Intended major must be business-related
  • Official high school transcript for the most recently completed semester
  • Demonstrate scholastic / financial need for scholarship
  • Provide ATCU with one (1) letter of reference from high school counselor
  • Submit a one-page essay describing an incident in which you faced adversity and how you responded
  • Scholarship application     

Counselors, email marketing@atcu.com to request an application packet.

Please submit your packet by April 12th for consideration.

Submission deadline: April 12, 2019
Winners notified: April 26, 2019

Alabama Teachers Credit Union will send notice to the winner(s) and a check will be sent to the financial aid office of the college, university, or seminary to be attended by the recipients. No funds will be released directly to students. Essays will be judged by a scholarship committee to be determined by the Credit Union. In the event of a tie, GPAs may be used to determine the winners. Scholarship Committee decisions are final. Graduate students, employees, Board and committee members of ATCU and their family members are not eligible. Insured by NCUA.