Investing in the Future

College can be expensive, but we are in the business of people, not profits. We offer scholarships to help today’s students succeed in reaching their future goals.

Missouri Credit Union Scholarship

Each year, Missouri Credit Union awards sixteen $2,500 scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are members of Missouri Credit Union or whose parents are members. Students planning to attend a college, university, or post-secondary technical school, such as State Technical College in Linn, are eligible to apply.

MCU names its scholarships in memory of Alan T. Busby, Anthony W. Lampe, Pauline “Pat” Miles, Harold “Hal” G. Virgen, Brenda Fasken, Dr. David West, and Charlie Touzeau, CPA. Each one made outstanding contributions to MCU’s Board of Directors during their lifetime. Since 1993, Missouri Credit Union has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships. View past scholarship recipients.

2024 Scholarships

Beginning January 2, 2024, MCU will accept applications for the scholarships. High school seniors graduating in the spring of 2024 are eligible. The recipients will receive the scholarship funds for use toward the four-year college or university of their choice or a two-year technical school of their choice.

Recipients will be selected based on:

  • Financial need
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Essay response

Applicants must provide the following information:

  • Completed MCU Scholarship Application (PDF)
  • High school transcript
  • Copy of completed 2024-2025 Federal Student Aid application (not determination) - parent/guardian income must be included
  • Biographical sketch – tell us about yourself in one page or less (this is not a resume)
  • Brief essay, 2 pages or less, about your goals and how a scholarship from MCU will help you achieve them

All of the above must be received by email or at MCU’s Columbia Downtown location no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 26, 2024.

  • Email: Email the application and information as a single pdf to
  • Mail: Mail the application to MCU Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1795, Columbia, MO 65205-1795
  • Hand deliver: Drop off the application to the attention of the MCU Scholarship Committee at our Columbia Downtown location - 111 East Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203