PSECU Scholarships

Make the dream happen. If college is on the horizon, you could win a scholarship.
About the Scholarship

As a not-for-profit credit union, we were founded on the belief that everyone deserves opportunities for a better life. We also believe that knowledge increases your earning potential and gives you the power to make the most out of your money. This is why we have a scholarship program that helps graduating high school seniors reduce the financial burden of pursuing postsecondary education.

Since the program began in 1997, more than 100 students have benefited, going on to graduate and begin careers in medicine, education, science, communications, and other disciplines. The program has awarded more than a half million dollars to students embarking on higher education.

The 2022 PSECU Scholarship application is available now - apply today! For more information, please contact

Eligibility Requirements
  • You must be a PSECU member by December 31, 2021 to be eligible to apply for the 2022 scholarship. Individuals with a custodial account are eligible to apply. Please note that joint owners are not considered members.
  • You must be a graduating senior attending a two- or four-year community college, college, or university. The college or university does not have to be in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students attending a technical school are not eligible.

Honoring Our Past

Of the six scholarships we award, two are named for people who through word and deed represented the credit union's ideals and commitment to service.

PSECU John J. Marisic Memorial Scholarship - John was a longtime member of the PSECU Board of Directors and served as the Vice Chairman for a period of time. He was an active Board member and was very involved in community events. He was the embodiment of the mission of credit unions to serve the greater good. This scholarship is awarded to the top applicant in honor of John's dedication to PSECU and commitment to improving the community.

PSECU Michael A. Gottshall Memorial Scholarship - Michael was an employee of PSECU for over 12 years. He was known for being giving, genuine, and always putting others before himself. He believed in "living life today" and was often described as someone you were proud to introduce as your friend. This scholarship is awarded to an applicant in honor of Michael's commitment to service before self.

2021 PSECU Scholarship Winners

Georgia Hammond

Hereford High School
Hometown: Freeland, MD
College: University of Maryland - College Park

Payton Sarver

Central Valley High School
Hometown: Monaca, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh

Anthony Severns

Wyoming Valley West High School
Hometown: Kingston, PA
College: Villanova University

Jadine Vanderaar

Canon-McMillan High School
Hometown: Eighty Four, PA
College: Chatham University

2021 PSECU John J. Marisic Memorial Scholarship Winner

Rebecca Stern

Great Valley High School
Hometown: Malvern, PA
College: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

2021 PSECU Michael A. Gottshall Memorial Scholarship Winner

Meghan DelPierre

Central Dauphin High School
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
College: Bloomsburg University

Meet the Winners

Bright Future Banking

As you head off to college, and even after you graduate, our digital banking tools make it possible to continue banking with us, no matter where you go. When you get to campus, visit one of our Financial Education Centers to learn about anytime, anywhere banking and scholarship opportunities available for college students.