United Heritage H. Ralph Wilburn Memorial Scholarship

The Charity Foundation awards college scholarship funds to high school seniors who best exemplify the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.” Because the Charity Foundation believes in the importance of community service, responsibility and helping the citizens of Central Texas, the scholarships are awarded to those students who have demonstrated their dedication to these causes.

United Heritage Charity Foundation is currently accepting applications from individuals graduating from high school in 2022. The application, along with its required addenda, are due to United Heritage Charity Foundation on or before March 7, 2022. Application instructions can be accessed by downloading the application below. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email at e3@uhcu.org.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Applications must be complete to be considered.
  • Applicants must be a member of United Heritage Credit Union. To become a member, visit uhcu.org.
  • Applicants must follow all directions so that no unnecessary points are deducted from the overall score. See Sample Application
  • Applicants must submit the application addenda for Community Service, Extracurricular Activities and Scholastic Achievement using the Scholarship Activities spreadsheet format. (The Excel file provided contains sample information in three (3) separate tabs.)
  • Applicants must be able to report a minimum of 200 verifiable hours of community service experience, not including extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. Only one may be from a supervisor/teacher with a school affiliation to the applicant. The other must be from a supervisor of a community service project on which the applicant has worked.
  • Applicant must sign the application. If applicant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must also sign the application.
  • Interviews may be held with the top five scholarship finalists.
  • Scholarship recipient must attend an institution of higher learning the following fall.
  • Scholarship winner will be requested to submit a photograph.

To apply for the United Heritage H. Ralph Wilburn Memorial Scholarship, please download the Application and Scholarship Activities spreadsheets.

Selection Criteria

A committee of United Heritage Charity Foundation representatives selects the scholarship recipient. The recipient will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Community service
  • Character and leadership qualities
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Essay response
  • Letters of recommendation

To get started, download and complete both items below.

 Download Application  Download Scholarship Activities

How to Submit

Complete all application items and mail or email to:
United Heritage Charity Foundation
Attn: Brandi McCarns
P.O. Box 202348
Austin, Texas 78720



Past Recipients

2020: Talia Hanley, James Bowie High School
2019: Allison Agthe, Hyde Park High School
2019: Navya Janga, Vandegrift High School
2018: Brooke Kloesel, Shiner High School
2017: Shelby Brainard, East View High School
2017: Spoorthi Kamepalli, Vandegrift High School
2016: Eliza Cain, Liberal Arts & Science Academy
2016: Zachary Ray, Round Rock High School
2015: David Forrister, Llano High School
2015: Olivia Hall, Thrall High School
2014: Jocelyn Chambers, Chambers Academy Home School
2014: Neha Mulpuri, Vandegrift High School
2013: Jordan Zatopek, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
2013: Reina Trejo, James Bowie High School
2012: Kristin Young, Rouse High School
2012: Christina Moten-Johnson, Eastside Memorial High School
2011: Katie Love, Cedar Park High School
2010: Easton Trejo, James Bowie High School
2009: Jonathan Hillis, Liberal Arts and Science Academy
2008: Kristina Brawner, Vista Ridge High School
2007: Matthew Jones, Anderson High School
2006: Halei Young, Georgetown High School
2005: Ashley Austin, Stephen F. Austin High School
2004: Rea Ferandez, Homer Hanna High School
2004: Jordan Flournoy, Victory Christian Academy
2003: Diane Mashburn, Van High School
2002: Ileana Zea, David Crockett High School
2001: Gina Rutherford, John H. Reagan High School
2000: Heather Arnold, Round Rock High School