Scholarships

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On Tap Credit Union strives to help shape a bright financial future for young adults in our community.

This year, we are pleased to offer three $2,000 scholarships:

  • Two scholarships for $2,000 will be awarded to On Tap Credit Union members who are exceptional students who embrace advocacy and demonstrate an interest in helping to improve the lives of those in their communities.
  • One scholarship for $2,000 will be awarded to an exceptional student who is pursuing a professional career in the brewing industry and embraces advocacy and demonstrates an interest in helping to improve the lives of those in their communities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholarship applicant must be a graduating high school senior accepted as an incoming freshman to a college, university, trade or craft school, or a current college student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Student must be an On Tap Credit Union member in good standing. Membership is not required for the brewing scholarship.
  • All applicants must submit:
    • Completed scholarship application
    • Essay on the topic outlined below
    • Letter of recommendation
    • High School or college transcript
    • Notice of acceptance to chosen post-secondary school
    • Volunteer experience (organization-specific hours per month)
    • Work experience (hours per week)
  • Brewing scholarship applicants must also provide proof of enrollment in one of the following programs:
    • University of Northern Colorado – Brewing Laboratory Science Minor or Brewing Laboratory Science Certificate
    • Colorado State University – Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science and Technology
    • Colorado State University – Beverage Business Institute: Certificate in Beverage Business Management
    • Arapahoe Community College – Associate of Science in Fermentation Sciences Degree with Designation
    • Front Range Community College – Associate of Science in Fermentation Sciences Degree
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver – Bachelor of Science in Brewery Operations, Bachelor of Science in Brewpub Operations, Minor in Brewing, or a Certificate in Brewing Science
    • Regis University – Applied Craft Brewing Certificate

Deadline to Apply - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Applications will be accepted online only. Application and supporting documents must be submitted by April 21, 2017. Incomplete applications, applications without all supporting materials, or late submissions will not accepted.

Notice of Awards

Winners will be notified by May 1, 2017.

Essay (500-1,000 words)

At On Tap Credit Union, we believe in advocating for others to help build a stronger community and to make the world a better place. Please tell us what advocacy means to you, and give examples of how you’ve advocated for others to make a difference in their lives or the community.

Letter of Recommendation

Please include a copy of a written recommendation by persons not related to you, preferably a teacher or counselor at your school.

Apply Online

Please have all materials prepared before you begin the application. Online applications cannot be saved and must be completed in one session.