A. Roland Leatherwood Champion Credit Union Scholarships

The Board of Directors of Champion Credit Union has established scholarships to assist high school seniors within our field of membership to attend a community or university college. Each year $16,000 is awarded to four students. Each Scholarship is for $1,000, renewable for four years. Champion Credit Union recognizes the financial need of students in their communities to attend college. Through this financial need and a willingness to give back to the community, educational scholarships were established. Recently, the Champion Credit Union renamed the scholarships to honor A. Roland Leatherwood for his many years of service and dedication to the Credit Union.

 Graduating High School Senior from an accredited private, public or home school.
 Must be the child, grandchild, or legal step-child of an active, retired, or deceased member of Champion Credit Union
 Parents, student, grandparents, must be a member of the Champion Credit Union
 Academic achievement
 Community involvement and extra-curricular activities
 Financial need

The Haywood County Schools Foundation is the fiscal agent for the scholarships. A committee has been established to review the applicants. The committee will make a recommendation for the recipient of the scholarship. The selection process shall consist of a review and evaluation of the scholarship application and possibly a personal interview. The Board of Directors of the Foundation will make the final decision on the recipient of this scholarship. The Board’s decision shall be final. The Haywood County Schools Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt charitable foundation, will administer the scholarship fund.

Payment of scholarship awards will be made at the beginning of the school year or at the beginning of each semester. Cannot receive FULL scholarship from any other source in order to receive the scholarship. The Champion Credit Union reserves the right to revoke the scholarship if the guidelines are not met.