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Directors' Scholarship - Scholarship deadline has passed. Winners will be announced during our Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 6th at 7 p.m.

1st Advantage will be awarding four $3,000 scholarships at our Annual Meeting in May. These scholarships are open to dependents of 1st Advantage members who are high school seniors entering an accredited college or university, or who will be attending a two-year vocational or training school on a full-time basis. Click here to get started!



The Jack E. O'Connor Memorial Scholarship

Presented by the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Credit Union League (of which 1st Advantage is a member), the annual Jack E. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship committee issues several awards of $500 or more to graduating high school seniors who are members of a chapter credit union. The deadline for application submission is April 16, 2021. Scholarships are awarded at the May Chapter meeting. Click here for the application.

This scholarship is named after Jack E. O’Connor who was a dedicated credit union volunteer and editor of the Virginia Credit Union League’s flagship publication, The Virginian, which he viewed as a vehicle to promote the credit union principles of self-help and volunteerism.

The deadline to submit this scholarship application is April 16, 2021.