Cunningham Memorial Scholarship

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  • Expand your knowledge through higher education
  • Receive recognition for your efforts
  • Distinguish your unique achievements

We are now accepting applications for the Robert A. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship. The application period runs January 2, 2023 to March 31, 2023. For questions, please email [email protected].

The Robert A. Cunningham Scholarship was created in 1998 to honor the memory of Robert A. Cunningham, who volunteered as a GECU board member for 30 years. He sat on the supervisory committee for 10 years and served three terms (nine years) as a Chairperson of the Board. This college scholarship honors five-graduating high-school seniors who share the same spirit of volunteerism and scholastic achievement as Mr. Cunningham.

  • New enhancements to our Robert A. Cunningham Scholarship! To align with college decisioning and students solidifying their future plans, our scholarship application period will now run January through March.

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The applicant must:

  • Be a college-bound, graduating high school senior.

  • Have a strong academic record with at least a “B” average.

  • Be a member of GECU; have an account in their name. Students may join if they qualify for membership.

  • Have participated in activities demonstrating the spirit of volunteerism.

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What you can expect 

Each recipient receives a $2,000 scholarship. The recipients of the scholarship are notified in early summer and are highlighted in the third quarter (July) edition of our Bright Horizons newsletter. 

2022 Scholarship winners

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