EFCU Scholarship Program

We are proud to bring back the EFCU Scholarship Program for the 2023-2024 school year to help deserving local high school graduates pursue their dreams of higher education. EFCU will award ten $1,000 scholarships for a total of $10,000 to winning applicants who are graduating from eligible high schools within our field of membership and have plans to attend an accredited two or four year college or institution, or any post-high school education including trade schools.

To apply for the EFCU scholarship, click below for our fillable application form.

Download the Application

Please submit the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Official copy of your high school transcript
  • Copy of your acceptance letter as a full-time student of a university, community college, trade school or vocational school.
  • A written essay no less than 300 words about your involvement in the community and how you define failure
  • Authorization release form (if applicable – see the last page of the application)

You may submit your application and supporting documents by doing the following:

  • Email to
  • Provide to your school guidance counselor
  • Mail to:
    Elko Federal Credit Union
    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    2397 Mountain City Hwy
    Elko, NV 89801

Application submission deadline is April 12, 2024

Winners will be announced May 6, 2024

All complete applications will be reviewed by volunteer members of EFCU’s Student Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors, and awards will be determined in a fair and consistent manner. EFCU does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, marital status, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Employees and volunteers of EFCU and their family members are eligible to apply. All application information will be kept strictly confidential. Student applicant must be or become a member of EFCU with an EFCU savings account prior to issuance of a scholarship and a high school graduate in 2024 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in high school. High school transcripts will be required. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Acceptance required as a full-time student at an accredited institution: university, community college, trade school or vocational school is required, and a written acceptance letter must be provided. Two (2) letters of recommendation from influencing adults: teacher, coach, counselor, community leader, employer, etc., must be included with application. A written essay is required (see application for topic requirements). Special consideration will be given to students who have been involved in extracurricular and/or community service activities. Application must be postmarked, received by an EFCU representative or school guidance counselor by 5:30 p.m. on April 12, 2024 to be considered.