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The Annual Scholarship Program

For over 20 years, DCU has provided a scholarship program designed to assist students in the pursuit of a higher education with over $1,000,000 in scholarships being awarded.

Annually, DCU for Kids will award up to 90 scholarships totaling approximately $165,000 to graduating high school seniors judged most likely to excel at a college or university.

Recipients are chosen by an impartial panel of college educators who base their decisions on scholastic achievement, community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, recommendation letters, as well as an essay submitted by the student.

The Annual Scholarship Program will accept applications starting in December of 2019 for the 2020 application process. Please visit this page in mid-November of 2019 for Official Rules and FAQ’s.


2019 Winners

2019 $2,500 DCU Scholarship Winners:
  • Anna Carow — Lakeville, MN
  • Arina Khotimsky — Westborough, MA
  • Benjamin Borchard — Inver Grove Heights, MN
  • Celine Anna Maharaj — Norfolk, VA
  • Cindy Keeya — Spring, TX
  • Gretchen M. Stemmler — Livonia, MI
  • Janis Song — Collegeville, PA
  • Joshua Gordon — Andover, MA
  • Justin Dong — Cerritos, CA
  • Kylen Wei Bao — Edison, NJ
  • Lauren Park Blackburn — Corydon, IN
  • Lauren Yang — Sugar Land, TX
  • Makenna Lindsay — Rocky Hill, CT
  • Mykyta Solonko — Northbrook, IL
  • Rachel Olivia Shepherd — Millers Creek, NC
  • Samuel Wohlever — Barrington, RI
  • Saranya Nistala — Novi, MI
  • Sarthak Gupta — Peoria, AZ
  • Shrilakkshmi Babu — Nanuet, NY
  • Song-Nhi Vo — Mukilteo, WA
2019 $2,000 DCU Scholarship Winners:
  • Aline Ai Linh Pham — La Mirada, CA
  • Anantha Akshitha Korrapati — Birmingham, AL
  • Braden Hammond — San Antonio, TX
  • Cammy Thi Truong — Otsego, MI
  • Chandrachur Kesana — Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Derek Chen — Castle Pines, CO
  • Emily Liu — Morganville, NJ
  • Esha Ariyur — Cumming, GA
  • Gabriella Iacono — Barrington, NJ
  • Hailey Martin — Woodstock, GA
  • Hollie Clifton — Corbin, KY
  • Katherine Insel — Washington, NJ
  • Kilee Willow Knight — Piedmont, SC
  • Kristen Tasselmyer — Dryden, NY
  • Mikayla Postma — Thornton, CO
  • Nicholas Jon Reed — Sutton, MA
  • Nicole Liu — San Bruno, CA
  • Olivia Gillman — Andover, MA
  • Rajat Mittal — Schaumburg, IL
  • Vivian DeRosa — Oakhurst, NJ
2019 $1,500 DCU Scholarship Winners:
  • Akankshya Jena — Glen Allen, VA
  • Akash Sureshkumar — Cary, IL
  • An Nguyen — Olney, MD
  • Andrew Liu — Missouri City, TX
  • Andrew Robert Wood — Overland Park, KS
  • Anvitha Kachinthaya — Dublin, CA
  • Aravind Ganesan — Morrisville, NC
  • Brenna Keaty — Evergreen Park, IL
  • Caden Unnasch — Austin, TX
  • Caitlyn Tran — Las Vegas, NV
  • Casey Liberty — Alexandria, VA
  • Chloe Elizabeth Barnes — Jackson, MI
  • Christian Schuetter — Villa Hills, KY
  • Daniel John Perille — Barrington, IL
  • Donald A. Scott — Fort Worth, TX
  • Emily Kate Mitchell — Madeira Beach, FL
  • Emily Victoria Thurman — Goshen, KY
  • Eva Kuruvilla — Hopkinton, MA
  • Gina Nored — Chantilly, VA
  • Greta Nicole Buckenberger — Granville, OH
  • Jason Peng — Plano, TX
  • Jenna C. Schmit — Garnett, KS
  • Jessica Abene — Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jibreel Ali — Crofton, MD
  • Jileena Dilipraj Mehta — Scottsdale, AZ
  • Joanne Sienche — Burtonsville, MD
  • John Palaia — Littleton, MA
  • Jonas Cameron — West Deptford, NJ
  • Joshua W. Ramirez — Portland, OR
  • Joshua Y. Oh — League City, TX
  • Katherine Nicole Stevenson — San Diego, CA
  • Kayla Gunderson — Renton, WA
  • Lauren Breach — Austin, TX
  • Lauren Elser — Kinsman, OH
  • Meghana Avvaru — Nashua, NH
  • Michael T. Farrell Jr. — Middletown, MD
  • Neha Surapaneni — Novi, MI
  • Piyusha Kundu — Sudbury, MA
  • Puja Batchu — Boise, ID
  • Rahul Krishnan — Hopkinton, MA
  • Rebecca Lee — Cypress, TX
  • Ryan LaFrancois — Norton, MA
  • Sara J. Pross — Mooresville, NC
  • Sara Whitney Farnoli — Westbrook, CT
  • Sarah Hammeke — Ellinwood, KS
  • Sierra Charles — Baton Rouge, LA
  • Sparsh Desai — Avenel, NJ
  • Sudarshan Sundar — Congers, NY
  • Taylor E. Brown —Many Farms, AZ
  • Tricia Camaya — Portsmouth, VA

All DCU employees, volunteers, and their immediate family members are ineligible to apply to the DCU Memorial Scholarship Program.