United Heritage H. Ralph Wilburn Memorial Scholarship
The United Heritage Charity Foundation awards college scholarship funds to high school seniors who best exemplify the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.” The Charity Foundation recognizes it's important for students to have a well-rounded scholastic, extra-curricular, community service and character building experience throughout their high school careers. We have developed an application and selection process to find these extraordinary students each year.
2023 Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Amanda, the 2023 United Heritage H. Ralph Wilburn Memorial Scholarship recipient! Amanda Farrar is a Vista Ridge High School senior and will be attending Case Western Reserve University this Fall. She has an interest in pre-med and plans to double major in areas that will allow her to research and learn more about neurodegenerative disease. Her interest in this field was sparked early on when she wanted to understand more about Parkinson's disease. Amanda was presented with the scholarship at a Round Rock Express game on June 25. We wish Amanda the best of luck in her future endeavors!
What are the Required Additional Documents?
All honors courses, AP courses, college prep courses, etc.
All extracurricular activities you participated in during the past 4 years (e.g., student government, music/ band, drill team, sports, etc.). Describe your participation in each activity. Also include the number of hours per month invested in each endeavor, the total hours for each, and a grand total of hours for all for all extracurricular activities. Include any leadership positions held and any special awards received. Please do not list any paid work.
Community Service Involvement
All volunteer community service activities you have participated in during the past 4 years (e.g., Red Cross, hospital volunteer, recycling project, food kitchen, etc.). Describe your participation in each activity. Also include the number of hours per month invested in each endeavor, the total hours for each, and a grand total of hours for all community and civic service. Include any leadership positions held and any special awards received. Please do not list any paid work.
Unofficial School Transcript
An unofficial school transcript is also required. This can either be uploaded with the applicant's application or sent separately by the school. It should show details from the applicant's full high school record up to as close to the application date as possible.
Applicants must complete one essay. Your essay should not exceed 1000 words. Please type this essay on a separate document and upload it with your online application. The topics your essay should cover are included below.
Your essay must cover 1 of the 2 topics below:
- Explain your financial need and why you should be considered for this scholarship.
- How have you contributed to your community and how has it impacted you personally?
- Share a time you failed and learned from it.
- Share a time you stepped up as a leader.
- What are your academic (or professional) goals?
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
Submit two letters of recommendation.
- From a supervisor/teacher with a school affiliation to the applicant
- From a supervisor of a community service or other organization the applicant is/was a part of during their high school career
Start Your Scholarship Application
Before You Start - Be sure you've downloaded the Scholarship Activities Workbook
You will need to complete this document and upload it within the application form.