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Legacy Scholarship

Legacy Scholarship

CAP COM awards 20 Legacy Scholarships to promising local students to help them pay for their college education.

$2,500 Scholarships – 20 Awarded

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Your hard work and passion for learning are keys to your success – at school and in life.

The $2,500 Legacy Scholarships honor Paula A. Stopera for her contributions as CAP COM’s longtime President/CEO, Weidner “Ed” Davis as a founding father of CAP COM, and Ed Gilligan as a former CAP COM FCU Board President.

Eligibility: CAP COM members who are high school seniors or college students through age 25 pursuing an undergraduate degree.*

Selection of winners: The CAP COM judging committee has notified the 2020 winners. Check back for specifics in 2021. 


*To be eligible, you must be a member of CAP COM Federal Credit Union when you submit your application. Winners of scholarships granted by the CAP COM Cares Foundation within the past two years are not eligible. Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Each applicant is limited to one scholarship per year. Full-time and part-time employees of CAP COM and its subsidiaries, volunteers, and their immediate families are not eligible. Seasonal or temporary employees who are members of CAP COM are eligible to apply. Essays must be 500 words or fewer. If an essay is longer, judges will only read the first 500 words. All application material must be received by May 15, 2020. All applicants will be notified of our decision by June 15, 2020. For Legacy Scholarships, you must be at least a graduating high school senior through the age of 25 and must be studying or planning to study for an undergraduate degree. For Technology Scholarship, you must be at least a graduating high school senior through the age of 25 and pursuing a degree in computer science or information technology. For Trade Scholarships, you must be at least a graduating high school senior through the age of 25 and enrolled in a trade school. For Reinvestment into Learning Scholarships, you must be at least age 26 and pursuing an undergraduate degree.

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The CAP COM Cares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID #54-2071140. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Seek advice from a tax advisor for tax deductibility.