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2018 Scholarships

Academics can be stressful, but paying for an education shouldn't be! That's why we've created our Scholarship Program to help our younger members establish a strong financial future!

Scholarship Program

The Community South Scholarship Program was created to invest in the future of our members and in the communities they call home. For 2018, four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors from Holmes, Jackson or Washington Counties.

Eligibility Guidelines

  1. Applicant must be a member, or a child or grandchild of a member of Community South Credit Union in good standing.
  2. Applicants must be eligible for graduation in 2018 from Holmes, Jackson, or Washington County. Home schooled seniors residing in these counties are also eligible.
  3. Applicant must have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 based upon a 4.0 grading system. A copy of transcripts for the past four (4) years is required.
  4. Submit at least one (1) and not more than four (4) academic letters of recommendation from authorities at your school such as teachers, principal, or guidance counselor.
  5. Submit at least one (1) and not more than four (4) letters of recommendation from individuals, other than family members, who have known you for at least two (2) years.
  6. Applicant must provide an essay in your own words answering one of the following. The essay should be 500 words or less, written or typed.
    • "How can credit unions improve to reach a younger market?" or
    • "The role of Community South in my family's life and/or community ..."


Application packets and requirements can be downloaded online or picked up at the Chipley or Bonifay branches. Applications will also be sent to local high school Guidance Counselors.

Completed applications with required submittals must be delivered to the Chipley Branch no later than Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2018.

Best of luck to all high school seniors!