Scholarship Program

Each year, the Red Canoe Credit Union Scholarship Committee awards $28,000 in scholarships to members that excel in their studies and in their commitment to community. We have two available scholarships, one for undergraduates, and one for Masters and above. For undergrads, the program provides six $4,000 scholarships and was created in the memory of Wally C. Ohlfs, the founding manager of Red Canoe. The scholarship for graduate students awards one $4,000 scholarship to a member studying at the Masters level or above. The graduate scholarship honors Brenda Godfrey and Jack Elms, two individuals that were an important part of Cowlitz Credit Union, which merged with Red Canoe in 2014.



 

W.C. (Wally) Ohlfs Scholarship

For Undergraduates

The Wally Ohlfs scholarship program is for members that are entering or attending college or vocational school.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a primary member in good standing
  • Have a cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Plan to attend an accredited college or vocational school full time (12+ hours) for the upcoming academic year
  • Not be employed by Red Canoe Credit Union or serving on the Board of Directors

Brenda Godfrey/Jack Elms Scholarship

For Graduate Level studies

The Godfrey/Elms scholarship program is for members who are entering or attending graduate school.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a primary member in good standing
  • Have a cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited graduate degree program full time (12+ hours) for the upcoming academic year
  • Not be employed by Red Canoe Credit Union or serving on the Board of Directors

What You’ll Need to Apply


Your Account Number*

Transcript

Two Letters of Recommendation

*You must have a Red Canoe account before you submit your application. Keep in mind the time it may take to get transcripts and letters of recommendation- all parts must be submitted by March 31, 2024 for your application to qualify.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q. Who can I contact if I have a problem with my application?

Our scholarship applications are processed through Reviewr. If you encounter problems with your application, use the “request support” button in the upper right hand corner of the Reviewr webpage. Only Reviewr can provide technical support for issues you might encounter.


Q. How will I know if I won?

Winners will be select by May 31. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified by email. You will not receive an email if you were not selected.


 

Q. What if I need to make a change to my application?

If you need to make a change to your scholarship application, log into your Reviewr account. Selection “submission” from the left-hand menu. From here, select the blue “Edit” button to make your changes! Changes can be made to your application up until March 31.


Q. Can I apply if I’ve won before?

Yes! Previous winners are welcome to re-apply every year if they still meet the criteria for scholarship eligibility. Make sure to check the requirements before starting a new application.