BECU Foundation offers scholarship opportunities

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:56am
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The BECU Foundation is recognizing and awarding $2,500 scholarships to full-time high school seniors and undergraduates currently enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year or technical college or university who play an active role in giving back to their community.

A few additional facts:

• Each awarded scholarship is renewable for two years ($5,000 total). With the help of BECU’s business partners, member donations and fundraising activities, it award a minimum of 25 scholarships each year.

• New for 2020, students pursuing a degree in health care, STEM or trade fields may qualify for a Washington State Opportunity Scholarship worth up to $22,500. The scholarship supports Washington residents on their path to high-demand careers.

• In 2019, the BECU Foundation awarded 80 student members either $2,500 or $3,500 scholarships each to use toward their post-secondary programs. Scholarships recognize student members who have demonstrated community service as well as academic and leadership potential.

• Since 1995, the BECU Foundation has awarded more than $2.9 million in scholarships to 1,159 student members.

• Volunteer activities have included science interpretation for the Pacific Science Center, mentoring elementary students, and providing food to homeless youth, to name a few.

For more information on eligibility and to access the online application form, visit

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.


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