Scholarships for 2023

Metrum Community Credit Union is excited to offer two (2) $1,000 Scholarships for 2023!

The scholarship program is set up to award recent high school graduates as well as any member pursuing continued education.  Read below for more details and instructions on how to apply.

#1: John Barton Memorial Scholarship:

John Barton was a credit union volunteer since at least 2004, giving his time to both the Norgren Employees Federal Credit Union and Metrum Community Credit Union memberships. Mr. Barton grew up in the Littleton/Centennial Community and is a graduate of Arapahoe High School.

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a 2023 High School Graduate.

#2: Metrum Community CU Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to any post-high school, continuing education student and current college students.

Metrum is proud to offter two scholarships for 2023 to high school graduates.


Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, room & board, books, and other educational expenses, and will be paid directly to the educational institution on the recipient’s behalf.

Entries must be submitted no later than June 29, 2023.

Immediate family members of Metrum Community Credit Union (MCCU) staff and board members are not eligible for this scholarship.


  1. Applicant must be a primary member of Metrum Community Credit Union (have an account in their own name) and the account must have been opened by 3/31/2023.
  2. Applicant must be entering or attending a vocational, technical, community college or 4-year University in the fall of 2023.
  3. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Past MCCU scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  5. Application is required to write an essay on the topic listed below. Essay requirements:
    1. 300-500 words
    2. Double spaced, 12–14-point font.
    3. Do not include your name on the essay itself.


If you had to select a new financial provider (credit union or bank), what would be important to you when choosing whom to work with?

Before completing the form below, please read the instructions carefully. Also note that your application cannot be saved and resumed later. All information given on this application will be kept confidential. Scholarship recipients for 2023 will be chosen by an independent committee and will be notified by July 7, 2023. Scholarship winners must agree to have their acceptance photo taken or submit a photo to be used for various print and electronic media.


    *Which type of scholarship are you applying for?

    *Enter the last 3 digits of your MCCU account number:

    (You must have your own membership at MCCU to be considered for a scholarship and the account must have been opened by 3/31/23.)

    *Applicant’s First Name:

    *Applicant’s Last Name:

    Parent/Guardian name(s):

    Only required if you are under the age of 18. If you are older than 18, type “N/A”.

    *Phone Number:

    *Email address:

    *Name of the college or career center you will be attending in the fall of 2023:

    *Do you plan on attending:

    *Degree (certification) you plan to pursue:

    *Briefly state your future career plans:

    *Describe your volunteer/civic experiences:

    *List major activities and your level of participation in each (offices held, committee assignments, awards, contests, extracurricular activities, employment, etc.):

    *What is your cumulative grade point average?

    (Base grade point average on A=4.0. If scale is other than 4.0, please convert to a 4.0 scale).

    *What is your anticipated college graduation date?

    *If you had to select a new financial provider (credit union or bank), what would be important to you when choosing who to work with?

    words. Please limit to 500 words or less With Space.

    (Your essay must be between 300-500 words.)

    *How did you hear about MCCU’s scholarship program?

    By signing with my full name below and then submitting this application, I hereby state that this essay is my original work, and all personal information is true. I understand that the essay becomes the property of MCCU for whatever use they deem appropriate. I agree to cooperate in promotional activities related to the scholarship competition, and should I be selected as a winner, give them permission to use my name and photo in promotional activities. If any part of the above information is found to be false or plagiarized, I agree that I forfeit my application.

    This application must be submitted no later than June 29, 2023, at 11:59 pm (MT) to be considered for the scholarship. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by phone or email.

    Once you click “Submit”, you will receive a confirmation message on your screen. If you do not receive a confirmation message, please ensure that you have completed all required fields.

    Please email the credit union at with any questions or concerns related to this application, but please do not contact us to check on the receipt of or status of the scholarship essay judging. Whether or not your application is selected, you will be notified by July 7, 2023.

    *Type your full name below and then click “Submit”.