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SCU Community Foundation

The Foundation

The SCU Community Foundation was incorporated in January 2009 by the Sooper Credit Union Board of Directors. It was granted 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service in April 2009. The Foundation Board is comprised of seven members. Three members represent the credit union and four are community leaders from Arvada, where the credit union’s corporate office is located.

Support the SCU Community Foundation through ReFUND Colorado
A new state of Colorado tax donation program allows those who file to use some or all of any refund to directly support the important work of the SCU Community Foundation. To designate the Foundation, use our registration number 20103006042 on the Voluntary Contributions Schedule when you file. Access the form here.

Visit the IRS website for deadlines and detailed information. Please consult your tax professional.

Who Do We Help?

Each year, the SCU Community Foundation provides $10,000 in educational scholarships to members of Sooper CU. The Foundation also assists dozens of community efforts every year, from food banks and shelters to public events. Since its inception, the Foundation has been responsible for distributing nearly $200,000 in scholarships, donations, and sponsorships to hundreds of organizations.

Board of Directors

How to Donate

At Sooper CU, we are dedicated to serving our communities and changing lives for the better.

If you would like to support the SCU Community Foundation, here are a few easy ways to donate:

Types of Donations Accepted: Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Visa®, Mastercard®, and Discover®.

To contact the SCU Community Foundation, please email foundation@soopercu.org.

SCU Community Foundation Scholarship

Need help with college tuition? Applications are accepted every spring for the annual SCU Community Foundation Scholarship until March 17. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, and other criteria.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in, or accepted to, an undergraduate, graduate, or doctorate program at an accredited, two- or four-year college or university; or accredited trade or vocational school.
  • The applicant is a member in good standing of Sooper Credit Union.* Must be a member by December 31 of the previous year to apply.

The application deadline is March 17. Applications will be judged by an appointed committee and winners will be notified after May 1.

To learn more about this scholarship, take a moment to watch 2021 Scholarship Winner Grace Osusky’s video.

Learn more about our 2021 Scholarship Winners here.

*A member in good standing owns at least one membership share in the credit union, is current on all credit obligations to the credit union, and has not caused the credit union a credit or share loss that remains outstanding.

Congratulations to the 2021 SCU Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

We are delighted to recognize the hard work, academic success, community service, character, and leadership in our SCU Community Foundation scholarship recipients.

Alexis Chelle
Graduate of Palisade High School
Attending Dartmouth College

Ariday Eulalia Lopez Berrospe Gallegos
Graduate of Holy Family High School
Attending Regis University to study Nursing

Natalia Martinez Perez
Graduate of Arrupe Jesuit High School
Attending the University of Colorado Denver to study Construction Engineering and Management

Grace Osusky
Graduate of Grand County High School
Studies Anthropology at the University of Utah

“The SCU Community Foundation is proud to support these talented members in achieving their educational goals,” said Mike Litzau, Secretary/Treasurer of the SCU Community Foundation.

If you would like to assist the SCU Community Foundation in supporting future scholarship recipients, email foundation@soopercu.org

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