PORTSMOUTH, NH – The Service CU Impact Foundation is awarding over $100,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and adult learners. Additionally, for the first time since the scholarship program began in 2021, the Foundation will also award one $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an education in the culinary arts.
Applications will be accepted from January 31 to March 31, 2024, and are open to those planning to attend or currently attending a two- or four-year college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must be members of Service Credit Union or the dependent of a member (parent or grandparent). The Service CU Impact Foundation will award two $10,000 scholarships, four $5,000 scholarships and 13 $2,500 scholarships to high school applicants; and two $5,000, five $2,500 and five $1,000 scholarships to adult learners. A committee of judges will score all applications based on grades, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, leadership activities, community activism, and essay responses.
The newly created Robert Irvine Culinary Impact Scholarship will award an additional $5,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an education in the culinary arts, who meets the aforementioned qualifications. The scholarship is named after celebrity chef Robert Irvine, founder of the Robert Irvine Foundation, which is dedicated to giving back to military, veterans and first responders. The Robert Irvine Foundation is a longtime partner of the Service CU Impact Foundation, having worked together since the Foundation’s inaugural signature event, the Golf Charity Classic.
“The Service CU Impact Foundation is thrilled to open our 2024 scholarship program. Helping students achieve their academic goals is vitally important to the Service CU Impact Foundation and we look forward to presenting $100,000 in scholarships this year. This is an especially exciting year as we are adding an additional $5,000 scholarship for a student pursuing a career in the culinary arts, in honor of the foundation’s partner and friend, Chef Robert Irvine,” said Service CU Impact Foundation Specialist Sarah Kuhl.
To apply, or to learn more, visit the Service CU Impact Foundation online.