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The following guidelines will apply to the application and awarding of twenty $2,000 scholarships to current high school seniors bound for college in the fall of 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Student must be a Travis Credit Union member in good standing
  2. A graduating high school senior
  3. GPA of at least 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  4. Travis Credit Union employees, volunteers and their immediate family members* are not eligible.


Application Requirements

  1. A completed Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship Application.
  2. A personal statement essay (500 words or less); choosing from
    • Option A: Share a moment or experience in your life that has made a monumental impact on your plans for the future.
    • Option B: TCU believes in Financial Wellness for all. What does this mean for you, your family, friends and your community?
  3. A school transcript: stamped with an official high school seal and signed by a high school official (refer to your school admin for official transcript procedure). Click here for a Sample Transcript.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, school counselor or employer.


Award Criteria

  • 30 percent: GPA & Letter of Recommendation from an employer, teacher or school counselor. 
  • 35 percent: Honors, Awards, Employment and Community Service, Leadership and Extracurricular Activities. 
  • 25 percent: Personal Statement Essay
  • 10 percent: Financial Need Consideration
  • Acceptance into a two-year community college or four-year college or university.



  1. Student Applications available at
  2. Monday, January 6, 2020 through Monday, March 2, 2020.
  3. Completed applications must be received at Travis Credit Union in person, by mail, or online by close of business on Monday, March 2, 2020.
  4. Scholarships will be awarded by June 11, 2020, after acceptance at a college and confirmation of registration.


< Back to Scholarships 2020 Guidelines (PDF) 2020 Scholarship Application


* Immediate family member includes spouse, registered domestic partner, child, child of a registered domestic partner, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, current mother-in-law, current father-in-law, current daughter-in-law, current son-in-law, current stepparent or current stepchild.