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Guy H. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship

Century Federal Credit Union is honored to give back to our youth account members with our annual Guy H. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship. Century Federal has been awarding scholarships to our youth members since 2010. Continuing education can be very expensive and we want to do our part to help make college a more affordable journey for our members. The scholarship is named after one of our former Board members, Guy H. Thorpe, who served on the Century Federal Board of Directors from 1971-1999 and was a credit union member for more than 30 years. Each year scholarships are awarded to four qualifying youth members.

Scholarship Eligibility

All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship award:
  • Century Federal youth account holder for at least one year
  • High school seniors or recent high school graduates (no more than 6 months past graduation)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Scholarship Requirements

  • Complete application with applicant and parental signatures
  • List of applicant’s community service experience
  • List of applicant’s extra-curricular activities
  • 250-300 word essay describing one specific experience during your community service or extra-curricular activities that has helped to shape your future educational plans
  • Copy of the applicant’s most current high school transcripts (these do not need to be final transcripts)

Selection Process

The Century Federal Guy H. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship Committee will review all submitted eligible applications. The committee will choose four applicants to receive the scholarship awards. Winners will be publicly announced no later than June 1 and will be published in the summer edition of our Century Federal Insight Newsletter, in the branches and also on the Century Federal website and social media pages.

How to Apply

Simply download the Guy H. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship application here or stop by any of our Century Federal branch locations to pick up an application.

Please type or neatly print the information outlined in the application. Once completed, send all scholarship requirements (listed above) to one of the following:
  • By email: Scan all documents and email them to
  • By branch: Drop off all required documents to your local Century Federal branch
  • By mail: Century Federal Credit Union, Guy H. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship, 1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 719 Cleveland, Ohio 44199
Please note that all mailed applications must be post-marked or received no later than May 1, 2018 to be eligible for scholarship consideration. All applicants will receive an email notification of application receipt.

Scholarship Questions

Direct inquiries about the 2017 Guy H. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship should be sent to the Century Federal Marketing department at 216-535-3227, via email at or stop in your local Century Federal branch to speak with a branch representative.

Century Federal wishes all high school seniors and recent graduates the best of luck in all of their future endeavors. All information submitted will be held confidential by Century Federal Credit Union.

*Scholarship program terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Directors, volunteers and employees of Century Federal Credit Union and their immediate family members are not eligible for the Guy H. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship.

Ohio Credit Union Foundation Video Scholarship

Lifting up students through higher education is the driving force behind the annual Ohio Credit Union Foundation Video Scholarship. Students can submit a short video for the chance to win $1,500 towards their college education. Applications can be submitted 1/1/18 - 5/1/18.

Scholarship Eligibility

In order to qualify, student applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be at least a high school senior
  • Currently be a member of an Ohio-based credit union
  • Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree during the 2018-2019 school year

How to Apply

Create a 1-2.5 minute video that answers the question - "How does being a member of a not-for-profit credit union differ from traditional for-profit financial institution?". The video can be edgy, funny, bold, simple, serious - or anything in between. All video entries must be submitted online at Video finalists, selected by the judging panel, will appear on the website and the scholarship winner will be announced on 6/1/18. View the scholarship Official Rules for full details.