Pioneer AFCU Scholarship Opportunity

Pioneer AFCU Scholarship Program: Investing in Your Future 

At Pioneer AFCU, we are more than just a financial institution; we are a dedicated partner in the journey towards educational excellence and community development. Our scholarship program is a testament to this commitment, designed to support and inspire the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators. We believe in the power of education to transform lives and communities, and through this scholarship, we aim to provide talented and deserving students with the resources they need to achieve their academic and career aspirations. Join us in this endeavor to empower students and build a brighter future for all.

Pioneer AFCU is now accepting applications for our scholarship program!

This opportunity is designed to support the educational aspirations of our community members. Here are the key details:
  • Name of the Scholarship: Pioneer AFCU Academic Scholarship.
  • Purpose: The scholarship aims to support students in achieving their educational goals, particularly those who demonstrate academic excellence and community involvement.
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Number of Scholarships Available: 5

We encourage all eligible students to apply and take a step closer to realizing their academic dreams with the support of Pioneer AFCU.

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Scholarship Guidelines

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  1. Membership Requirement: Applicants must be members in good standing of Pioneer Appalachia Federal Credit Union (PAFCU). Non-members can join the credit union for a nominal fee.

  2. Academic Criteria: Applicants should be either graduating high school seniors or current college students, including those attending career technical centers, community colleges, or junior colleges for the ensuing school year. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale is required.

  3. Additional Qualifications: Applicants are expected to demonstrate a blend of academic achievement, work experience, community service, and extracurricular involvement. A key component of the application is an essay that reflects an understanding of PAFCU, along with creativity and strong writing skills. At least one letter of reference is also required.

  4. Restrictions: Employees, directors of PAFCU, and their immediate family members are not eligible. Applicants cannot win more than two consecutive scholarships.

  • How to Apply: Applications can be submitted via email or mail with all required documents attached. Email to or or mail to 1316 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301, Attention: Krystal Skiles – Scholarship.
  • Required Documents: The application must include the following:

    • A completed application form.
    • An essay as specified in the guidelines.
    • Official high school or college transcripts.
    • At least one letter of recommendation.
  • Application Deadline: Please ensure all applications and accompanying documents are submitted by May 10th. 

Applicants should ensure that all information provided is accurate and complete. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

  1. Who is eligible to apply for the Pioneer AFCU Scholarship?

    • Our scholarship is open to members of Pioneer AFCU who are either high school seniors or current college students, with a minimum GPA requirement of 2.75.
  2. What documents are needed for the application?

    • Applicants need to submit a completed application form, an essay, official transcripts, and at least one letter of recommendation.
  3. How and where can I apply?

    • Applications can be submitted via email with all required documents attached. They can also be sent by mail to 1316 Kanawha Boulevard E, Charleston, WV 25301.
  4. What is the deadline for submitting applications?

    • All applications must be submitted by May 10th.
  5. How are scholarship recipients selected?

    • Recipients are chosen based on academic achievements, essay quality, community involvement, and leadership skills.
  6. When will the scholarship recipients be notified?

    • Successful applicants will be notified by May 24th.
  7. Can I apply if I am related to an employee of PAFCU?

    • Immediate family members of PAFCU employees and directors are ineligible for this scholarship.
  8. How many scholarships are awarded each year?

    • There are five scholarships awarded each year.

For any additional questions not covered here, please feel free to contact us at

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Have questions or need more information? Contact Krystal Skiles at or Jacob Losh at We are here to help guide you through the application process.

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Ready to take the next step towards your educational goals? Click here to access the scholarship application form. Don't miss this opportunity!

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