Not-For-Profit. All-For-People.

Funds for brighter futures.

Golden 1 Credit Union is proud to do our part to help California’s future leaders achieve their educational goals and dreams. Golden 1 Scholarships provide eligible members and their dependents financial assistance, valued at up to $20,000 per student.


 Alyssa Bothun   Elizabeth Mello 
 Miranda Brandenburg         Lanna Moore Rebecca Nelson 
 Shae Chand  Vera Nguyen
 Olivia Chandra  Jacqueline Nguyen
 Amelia Clark  Bukunola Osikomaiya
 Cathalina Cordero  Harry Pham
 Emma Eidson  Karla Raya
 Bryant Fong  Juan Reynoso
 Mary Jane Gardea  Samantha Ruiz
 Alexa Garza  Amrit Sahota
 Claire Hays  Joy Salo
 Garrett Hesser  Jordan Smith
 Angel Hunter  Carole Soutas
 Connor David Hupp  Morgan Stokes
 Brianna Ingalls  Madeline Sweet
 Makenzie Johnson  Isabela Tuazon
 Alejandra Juarez  Alexia Vazquez
 Olivia Kurani  Dallas Vue
 Adelene Leung  Karlee Wagoner
 Joshua Maar  Alyson Yee
 Matthew Maragol  Abigail Zepeda


•  Up to $1,000 annually to full-time students who plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit, two-year community college in California

•  Up to $5,000 annually to full-time students who plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit, four-year college or university in California

To be eligible, students must:

•  Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

•  Be involved in community service totaling at least 24 hours in the last 12 months

•  Be a Golden 1 member, or a dependent of a member for at least one year*
Applications will be accepted starting in November 2022 for scholarships awarded in June 2023.

*Student recipients who are not already Golden 1 members must become members prior to accepting a scholarship. Must be listed as the Member/Owner of the account (includes applicant or parent/legal guardian of applicant). Recipients of the Dependent of Member awards must open a Golden 1 membership and be the primary account holder before the scholarship funds are disbursed.


We are dedicated to supporting our members, now and for the future. Our scholarship program is an essential part of that promise. Since 2013, Golden 1 has awarded $3.5 million in funding to students all over the Golden State. By investing in California’s future leaders, we’re helping create stronger communities. And by putting people before profit, we’re continuing our commitment to help every Californian live their healthiest, happiest financial life.