There are currently two SCMS scholarship programs for potential and enrolled students.

Cornerstone Foundation SCMS Scholarship

Cornerstone FoundationThanks to the generous contributions of SCMS alumni and students, Cornerstone Resources, Cornerstone Foundation, TruStage, and others, scholarship grants are available for eligible students in the SCMS program.

Application Process

To be eligible for grant assistance, the student must be enrolled in SCMS. Simply complete the application on the Cornerstone Foundation website and submit it during the application period.

Scholarships are processed through the Cornerstone Foundation. SCMS Scholarship applications are open. The deadline is April 30, 2024. 

c2c (Connect to Collaborate) Scholarship

Connect 2 Collaborate

The  Cornerstone Foundation and Southwest Credit Union Management School (SCMS) have joined forces to invest in the future of the credit union system through the SCMS c2c (Connect to Collaborate) Scholarship.

Do you have talented staff under the age of 40? Are you looking for opportunities to hone and develop their leadership skills? c2c connects young professionals and identifies rising leaders. Up to the full amount of SCMS tuition for one year paid by the student’s credit union will be reimbursed for one student.

How It Works

At the end of the first year of SCMS, classmates will vote on who among the under-40 age group exhibited the most leadership within their class. Simple majority wins. No application needed. Winner will receive reimbursement of one year of the SCMS tuition paid by their credit union.   

In the event of a tie, the scholarship will be split. (Precise amount may be affected by any previous scholarship award.)  

The winner of the c2c Scholarship will be announced after the end of the first year and during third-year graduation ceremonies.  

A huge thank you goes out to Mark Arnold, Brent Dixon, Shawn Temple, and the CU Grow team for helping to move c2c from concept to reality. 

Who is Eligible?

Credit union professionals under the age of 40 as of the beginning of the SCMS term who successfully complete the first session of SCMS are eligible for this scholarship. Their credit union must be affiliated with their state association or league.

Past Recipients

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2023: Kelly Davis, Common Cents FCU


  • 2021: Krysten Koval
  • 2019: Joe Slitzker
  • 2018: Josh Atkinson in memory of Michael Wood
  • 2017: Austin Lohnes and Courtney Wingo
  • 2016: Donnielle Goff
  • 2015: Austin McCaferty, CUDE
  • 2014: Michelle George
  • 2013: Blake Matus
  • 2012: Colt Edwards
  • 2011: Jonathan Haskett
  • 2010: Jill Skaggs
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