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Patricia Dempster Scholarship
Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship

The 2017 Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship Application is now closed.

Applicant Overview and Prerequisites*

To apply for the 2017 Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship an applicant must:

  • Be a current UNIFY member (primary or joint on account) in good standing.
    • If you are a minor, you must have a UNIFY Minor Primary Savings Account.
    • If you are not a minor, you must have a UNIFY Primary Savings Account.
  • Be a 2017 graduating high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Be planning to attend an accredited 4-year college/university beginning Fall 2017.

Online Application Overview

Dates and Deadlines

DON’T DELAY! Online Application and all uploaded and mailed documents must be submitted by Monday, March 20, 2017.

Note: The online application does not have a save feature and must be completed in ONE session. Supported browsers include: Internet Explorer 10-11; FireFox 30-50; Chrome 36-55.

Before proceeding with the application, please ensure you have the following:

  • UNIFY Membership Number
    Applicant must have own UNIFY membership. Please see above prerequisites section for membership requirements.
    To apply for membership, visit
  • Essay
    Please submit a typed essay (500 words or less) on the following topic:

    Describe your most significant challenge or accomplishment, and its value to your life.

    Delivery options:
    1. Upload (pdf, doc or docx format)
    2. Mail
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Obtain two letters of recommendation from teachers, spiritual leaders, employers and/or other influential adults in your life. Letters must reference your full name.

    Delivery options:
    1. Upload (pdf, doc or docx format)
    2. Mail
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    • You will need your unofficial transcripts of grades 9-11 to use as a reference during the online application process.
  • Official Transcripts
    • Official school transcripts.

      Delivery options:
      1. Must be mailed to UNIFY by your high school. No exceptions.

      Mail official transcripts to:
      Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship Fund
      UNIFY Financial Credit Union
      PO Box 10018
      Manhattan Beach, CA 90267

To begin the application process, please review and accept the following terms and conditions:

I acknowledge all entries become the property of UNIFY Financial Federal Credit Union. UNIFY may publish photos of winners and other non-private information as deemed appropriate without further consent by myself or my parent/guardian.

*UNIFY awards a limited number of scholarships up to $5,000 to graduating high school seniors. Applicant must be a UNIFY Financial Credit Union member in good standing to apply and meet specific qualifying criteria. All applications and supporting documentation will be accepted through Monday, March 20, 2017. Award recipients responsible for all applicable taxes. UNIFY employees, volunteers and family members are not eligible to apply for scholarship,