Red Canoe Scholarship Program 2023
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W.C. (Wally) Ohlfs Scholarship 

Applicants must:

  • Be a primary member in good standing (account is in your name listed first)  
  • Have a cumulative High School or College GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited college or vocational school full time (12+ hours) for the upcoming academic year
  • Not be employed by Red Canoe Credit Union or serving on the Board of Directors
  • A graduating High School senior or an enrolling/returning undergraduate student 

Brenda Godfrey/Jack Elms Scholarship 

Applicants must: 

  • Be a primary member in good standing (account in your name listed first)
  • Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited college/university 
  • Not be employed by Red Canoe Credit Union or serving on the Board of Directors
  • A student enrolling in or attending graduate school  

Application Requirements (both programs)

Applications must be complete and submitted on or before March 31 at 11:59pm PST.  Complete applications must include:

  • A high school or current college transcript showing cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • At least one letter of recommendation dated for current year (maximum of 2)
  • Acceptance of the terms and conditions of the program

Late entries will not be accepted for any reason. For technical support with form submissions, please use the support button within the application; do not contact the credit union. 

Selection Process

All eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the credit union. Applications will be scored based on their answers to the essay questions, writing style and presentation, volunteerism, academic achievement, letters of recommendation and financial plan. The selection committee is committed to the equal opportunity of all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age or disability. All scholarship recipients will be notified by email by May 31; applicants who are not selected will not be notified.   


Each scholarship awarded will be a one-time scholarship in the amount of $4,000. Applicants may reapply for subsequent years as long as they qualify. Upon verified registration, awards will be paid directly to the college, university or vocational school in the recipient's name. Funds will not be disbursed to the student directly. Termination of the student's enrollment or failure to maintain full-time status will result in cancellation of the award, and the remaining funds will be returned to the credit union. Funds may be forwarded to another accredited university upon request and proof of enrollment. 

Publicity and Ownership

Winners must submit a high resolution photo and agree to the terms and conditions of a publicity release to qualify for the award. All applications and essay information become property of the credit union. By submitting your application, you agree to the terms of conditions of the publicity release and to have your name, photo, school information, and essay content used for publicity by the credit union.