We are proud to offer additional scholarship opportunities to our members and their immediate family members. Scholarships can be used for college expenses like tuition, supplies and books and any certified education or training school qualifies. Any graduating high school senior who is a member, or an immediate family member of a member, of Community 1st or Generations is eligible to apply.


Gale Osterloh (1917 - 1985) Scholarship - $1,000

Gale Osterloh, a long-time advocate for Postal Workers, was the first manager of Community 1st Credit Union. He was also one of the founders of the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) and was inducted into the CUES Hall of Fame in 1988. CUES is a foundation that is dedicated to educating credit union leaders and to providing them with the resources they need to assist in achieving their full potential.

To apply for the Gale Osterloh scholarship, download the application below. In addition to the application please include:

  • All letters of recommendation outlining the student’s moral character, leadership and participation skills, college potential and scholastic record.
  • A typed essay on “What the Credit Union Means to My Family and Me”. The essay should be between 200 and 300 words.




Wilbur Woodrow Walton (1916 - 1999) Scholarship - $1,000

Wilbur Woodrow Walton, a Korean War vet, believed in the credit union difference. He advocated for Employment Security Department employees and worked alongside Generations Credit Union to ensure their best interests were always represented. Walton was known for being adventurous, a lifetime learner, and an active volunteer in the community. He was a strong believer in personal growth and had an unmatched sense of humor.

To apply for the Wilbur Woodrow Walton Scholarship:

Using your own experiences and communication preferences, tell us how you think Community 1st and Generations would be most successful in actively engaging young people in the credit union movement, both as members and as volunteers?

Mr. Walton was a true believer in the credit union difference. Below are just a few of the special characteristics he embodied. Please use one of the following bullet points for your essay:

  • He was an active volunteer in the community
  • He was never afraid to try something new
  • He believed in the value of personal growth
  • He never stopped learning
  • He had an unmatched sense of humor.

This essay must be typewritten, double spaced and no more than two pages in length.






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