Golden 1 Scholarships

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.

Scholarship Awards:

•  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 beginning in fall 2022 for scholarships awarded in spring 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.