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Scholarship recipient Natafira


SELCO Community Credit Union scholarship recipient Kaitlin

No two educational paths are alike

And our scholarships reflect this reality. Whether you’re planning to attend college straight out of high school, further your training through a vocational school, or pursue a degree after a break, we want to help make that next step a solid one. 

2024 application period (Feb. 1 – Mar. 31)

For the 2024 application period, we’re awarding 20 scholarships of $3,500, as all as the $7,500 Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship. We’ve boosted the total scholarship awards to $77,500 and opened applications to vocational, continuing, and nontraditional students.  

The application period for 2024 has closed, so we are no longer accepting applications for this cycle and applicants will be notified by May 6, 2024.  

The Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship

We award the annual $7,500 Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship to a Lane County student who, despite adversity or lack of opportunity, has demonstrated excellence in education, leadership, or civic responsibility.   

This scholarship honors the memory of Richard Metzler, a longtime SELCO Board Member who served more than 30 years as a director and supervisor of special education in Springfield Public Schools. 

Meet Past Recipients

Enjoy a throwback video showcasing our 2023 recipients as they describe what they would include in a time capsule to be opened in 2123.