Scholarship Opportunities

College is expensive. Let us help. 

  • Up to $5,500 in scholarships
  • WCCU membership required
  • Vocational, 2-year, 4-year colleges
Up to $5,500 in scholarships
WCCU membership required
Vocational, 2-year, 4-year colleges

Learn more about our scholarship opportunities

We know that college expenses grow every year. That's why we created our scholarship program to help offset some of those expenses and help our local area high school members continue their journey to success. 

All programs are sponsored solely by Westerly Community Credit Union. Applicant or Parent/Guardian must be a member of WCCU and attend a local high school to be eligible to apply. For more information, contact Kim Gates, WCCU Financial Education Officer at (401) 596-7000 ext. 2124 or at

Our 2022 Scholarship Opportunites have deadlined. Awards will be announced in June. Thank you for your interest!
Westerly Community Credit Union College Scholarships

WCCU awards four $1,000 college scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors planning to major in any area of study. Applicants must be accepted to a two-year or four-year college and have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit one application to be considered for one of these scholarships.

  • The Robert M. Bewlay Memorial Scholarship
  • The Joseph N. Cugini Memorial Scholarship
  • Westerly Community Credit Union College Scholarships (2)
Westerly Community Credit Union Vocational Scholarship

WCCU awards a $1000 scholarship annually to a graduating high school senior who plans to enroll in a vocational certificate program. Applicants must already be accepted into a locally accredited program and have a high school GPA of 2.8 or higher. 

The Cooperative Credit Union Association College Scholarship Program

WCCU is part of the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) and proud to participate in the annual scholarship program. Three scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded on a statewide basis each year to high school seniors who plan to enroll in undergraduate college/university degree programs. As a sponsoring Credit Union, WCCU will submit its top three entries for consideration.


Westerly Community Credit Union is a full-service credit union with Rhode Island branches in Westerly, RichmondWakefield, and Coventry.

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