DCU for Kids Annual Scholarship Program

For over 20 years, DCU has provided a scholarship program designed to assist students in the pursuit of a higher education with $1,184,000 in scholarships being awarded.

In 2020, DCU for Kids awarded 90 scholarships totaling $165,000 to graduating high school seniors judged most likely to excel at a college or university. In 2021, scholarship awards will range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Recipients are chosen by an impartial panel of college educators who base their decisions on scholastic achievement, community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, recommendation letters, as well as an essay submitted by the student.

The Annual Scholarship Program will accept applications starting December 4, 2020 for the 2021 application process.

Official rules are below and can be downloaded from the link provided on this page. FAQ’s to address some common questions can be found by clicking here: https://www.dcuforkids.org/scholarships/faqs/

Annual Amount


Additional Selection Criteria

Entry Qualifications – To enter, the student must…

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Be registered and attending a state-accredited or nationally accredited two or four-year college or university in the fall of 2021. (graduate programs excluded)

*All DCU employees, volunteers, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their immediate family members are ineligible to apply to the DCU Memorial Scholarship Program.

Application Process

To apply, go to:  https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/dcu_2021

Students in their senior year of high school who plan to attend a state or nationally accredited college or university are eligible to apply for the DCU for Kids Memorial Scholarship.

  • Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3pm (EST) and must be submitted electronically through our online scholarship system. All materials must be uploaded to your application and submitted by the deadline date and time. Any materials received after the deadline date will NOT be considered for review – NO exceptions!
  • Scholarships are awarded on academic merit, teachers' and/or guidance counselor references, an original essay, awards and recognition, and extracurricular and community service activities. An impartial panel of college educators will judge participants’ entries.
  • Scholarship winners will be notified in late April/early May 2021 by email.
  • More information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

PLEASE READ OFFICIAL RULES BEFORE ENTERING:  https://www.dcuforkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DCUK-Memorial-Scholarship-Official-Rules-2021-Rev-12.1.20.pdf


March 5, 2021

For the application or more information go to: