Patricia Dempster Scholarship
2021 Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship

In honor of former Board Member, Patricia R. Dempster, UNIFY created a scholarship fund to assist members who are high school seniors in pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to be used for college expenses.


Step 1
Overview
and
Prerequisites
Step 2
Applicant
Information
Step 3
Additional
Applicant
Information
Step 4
High School
Academic
Information
Step 5
Upload
Documents
Step 6
Application
Submission
Applicant Overview and Prerequisites*

To apply for the 2021 Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship an applicant must:

  • Be a current UNIFY member who is listed as the Primary Account holder (not as a joint account holder) in good standing.
    • If you are a minor, you must have a UNIFY Minor Primary Savings Account.
    • If you are not a minor, you must have a UNIFY Primary Savings Account.
  • Be a high school senior, graduating in 2021, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and starting your first semester of college beginning Fall 2021.
  • OR have graduated high school in 2020, and will be starting your first semester of college beginning Fall 2021, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college/university beginning Fall 2021.

Returning Applicant



Deadline:

March 22, 2021

Online Application Overview

Dates and Deadlines

Complete application including all required documents due by Monday, March 22, 2021.

To get started, please ensure you have the following:
  • UNIFY Membership Number
    • Applicant must be the primary account holder on a UNIFY account. Please see above prerequisites section for membership requirements.
    • If you are 18 years or older, apply for membership online at UnifyFCU.com.
    • If you are under 18 years of age, please email Scholarship@UnifyFCU.com to apply membership.
  • Essay
    • Please submit a typed essay (500 words or less) on the following topic:

      Describe your most significant challenge or accomplishment, and its value to your life.

      Delivery options:
      • Upload (pdf, doc or docx format)
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Obtain two letters of recommendation from teachers, spiritual leaders, employers and/or other influential adults in your life. Letters must reference your full name.

      Delivery options:
      • Upload (pdf, doc or docx format)
      • Email (to Scholarship@UnifyFCU.com)
  • High School Transcripts
    • You will need your transcripts of grades 9-11 to use as a reference during the online application process
    • You will also need to attach with your application

      Delivery options:
      • Upload (pdf, doc or docx format)
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    • Supported Browsers:
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      • FireFox 70-83
      • Chrome 78-87
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*UNIFY awards a limited number of scholarships up to $5,000 to graduating high school seniors. Applicant must be a UNIFY Financial Credit Union member in good standing to apply and meet specific qualifying criteria. All applications and supporting documentation will be accepted through Monday, March 22, 2021. Award recipients responsible for all applicable taxes. UNIFY employees, volunteers and family members are not eligible to apply for scholarship,

Applicant Information


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Additional Applicant Information


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High School Academic Information


Please use an unofficial copy of your 9-11 grades to assist you.
Note:
  • Year 12 grades are not applicable (this also applies to 2020 graduates).
  • Physical Education, Driver's Ed, and No Credit (N/C) classes are not accepted.
  • Honors courses: only courses with “H,” “AP,” and “IB” denotations are accepted.

Enter your class, grade, credit, and honors information below.

If your transcript lists one or more courses by semester If your transcript lists all courses by year
Grade Level SemesterYear Long Class Title Grade Credits Honors

SEMESTER TABLE

Grade 9

Semester 1
ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H
Semester 2
ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H

Grade 10

Semester 1
ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H
Semester 2
ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H

Grade 11

Semester 1
ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H
Semester 2
ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H

YEARLONG TABLE

Grade 9

ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H

Grade 10

ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H

Grade 11

ClassName Grade Credit Honor
H

Questions? Contact us at 877.254.9328, x2177 or Scholarship@UnifyFCU.com.

To move forward, please acknowledge the following:
I have reviewed all classes entered above, and verified only academic courses are included.
By checking this box you agree with the statement above.

Essay, Letters of Recommendation and School Transcripts


Individual file size is limited to 25MB.

Essay

Please submit a typed essay (500 words or less) on the following topic:*

Describe your most significant challenge or accomplishment, and its value to your life.


Please be sure to include your first and last name on your essay
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Letters of Recommendation

Please provide two Letters of Recommendation from a teacher, spiritual leader, employer and/or other influential adult in your life. Please ensure letters reference your full name.

Delivery options - Letter #1:* 

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The Letter of Recommendation #1 submitted:


Delivery options - Letter #2:* 

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School Transcripts

Please provide School Transcript(s) from school(s). Transcript(s) must reference your full name and include grade years 9-11.

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Please remember:

It is your responsibility to ensure your online application and all supporting documents are received by Monday, March 22, 2021.

Your Application Has Been Received!

Thank you for submitting your application. We will review your information and confirm your eligibility. If you selected the option to request letters of recommendation via email during the online application process, it is your responsibility to ensure they are received by the application deadline.

All applicants will be notified of scholarship results by the last week in May.

Thank you and best of luck!

The Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship Committee