If college is on the horizon, you could win a scholarship worth up to $8,000 over the course of four years.

About the Scholarship

As a not-for-profit credit union, we were founded on the belief that everyone deserves opportunities for a better life. We also believe that knowledge increases your earning potential and gives you the power to make the most out of your money. This is why we have a scholarship program that helps graduating high school seniors reduce the financial burden of pursuing postsecondary education.

Since our scholarship program began in 1997, we've disbursed more than $750,000 in scholarship funds, helping more than 150 students embark on higher education and begin their careers. Information about the 2024 PSECU Scholarship will be posted in the fall.

Honoring Our Past

Of the six scholarships we award each year, three are named for people who through word and deed represented the credit union's ideals and commitment to service.

  • PSECU John J. Marisic Memorial Scholarship - John was a longtime member of the PSECU Board of Directors and served as the Vice Chairman for a period of time. He was an active Board member and was very involved in community events. He was the embodiment of the mission of credit unions to serve the greater good. This scholarshipthree is awarded to the top applicant each year in honor of John's dedication to PSECU and commitment to improving the community.
  • PSECU Frank J. Breiner Memorial Scholarship - Frank served on the PSECU Board of Directors for 52 years, including in the roles of Treasurer, Executive Committee Member, and Secretary/Assistant Treasurer. His years of service are shining examples of devotion to community and represent the roots of what PSECU stands for as an organization. This scholarship is awarded in Frank’s honor to an applicant who demonstrates an exceptional dedication to extracurricular and/or community service activities.
  • PSECU Michael A. Gottshall Memorial Scholarship - Michael was an employee of PSECU for over 12 years. He was known for being giving, genuine, and always putting others before himself. He believed in "living life today" and was often described as someone you were proud to introduce as your friend. This scholarship is awarded to an applicant in honor of Michael's commitment to service before self.

Meet the 2022 PSECU Scholarship Winners

We were pleased to award scholarships to the students below in 2022.

2022 PSECU John J. Marisic Memorial Scholarship Winner


Elizabeth Planinsek

Greater Latrobe High School
Hometown: Latrobe, PA
College: University of Dayton

2022 PSECU Michael A. Gottshall Memorial Scholarship Winner


Hunter Trawitz

Millersburg Area High School
Hometown: Millersburg, PA
College: Millersville University


Aleni Alfano

Pittston Area High School
Hometown: Pittston Township, PA
College: Pennsylvania State University


Austin Winkelspecht

North Raleigh Christian Academy
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
College: United States Military Academy - West Point


Emma Mader

Red Lion High School
Hometown: York, PA
College: University of South Carolina


Kate Bevec

Great Valley High School
Hometown: Malvern, PA
College: Northeastern University

Anytime, Anywhere Banking

While we're proud to offer scholarship opportunities, we provide more than that for college students. As you head off to college, and after you graduate, our digital banking tools make it easy to manage your money, no matter where you go.

Learn about our anytime, anywhere banking for college students.