Helping With College Costs:
2024 Scholarship Program

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Since 2000, Cinfed has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to help local students cover the cost of their college educations.

This year, Cinfed will award six scholarships of $2,500 each to support local students in their pursuit of higher education.

Find out more about our scholarship

Louis M. Brown/Cinfed Credit Union Memorial Scholarship

The scholarships honor the late Louis M. Brown, who served on Cinfed’s board of directors for 40 years, holding the position of president for 30 years. Through his leadership and commitment to serving members’ financial needs, Cinfed experienced long-term growth and stability. A graduate of Xavier University, Mr. Brown believed deeply in the power of education, so Cinfed established these scholarships in his memory.

The application deadline is April 1, 2024. Click the button below to download a copy of the application.



The scholarships are designated for individuals who have an active account with Cinfed Credit Union and are pursuing post-secondary education during the 2024-2025 academic year at universities, community colleges, or trade/technical schools, including graduate programs from accredited schools. 

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of Cinfed Credit Union; one scholarship application per member will be accepted.
  • Applicant must have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average.
  • All forms and information submitted are confidential and non-returnable. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED/POSTMARKED BY 11:59 P.M. ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2024.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Be sure to supply all requested information.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified via email and phone and must respond within 10 business days. ONLY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WILL BE CONTACTED.
  • Alternates will be chosen in the event the initially selected recipients do not qualify or decline to pursue their education.
  • Upon notification, recipients will be expected: to provide academic records and school contact information; to provide an appropriate photo; to attend Cinfed’s Annual Meeting on June 4, 2024, for public recognition; to submit a short written statement or video about how Cinfed’s scholarship will help them achieve their goals.

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2024 Scholarship Timeline

  • January 10: Applications available
  • April 1 (end of day): Applications close
  • Late April: All pending recipients notified via email and phone call
  • June 4: Scholarship winners announced at Cinfed’s annual meeting