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DiSylvester Scholarship

The DiSylvester Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of our late President and CEO Peter DiSylvester, who was dedicated to increasing the financial awareness and overall education of TruWest’s members. Because there is a lack of scholarship opportunities available for upperclassmen, we created this scholarship to help students pay for their final years as an undergraduate.


A two-year scholarship of $2,500 per year


  • Must be a TruWest Credit Union member in good standing (not a member? Join here.)
  • Must be a full-time sophomore who will attain full-time junior status in the following semester. Junior status will be based upon the existing criteria for the respective university
  • Must be in a degree program at an accredited university or college in the United States
  • Must be pursuing first undergraduate degree
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Must be a U.S. citizen


Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Applications require the submission of an essay*.

Winners will be notified by the Scholarship Committee on or around August 1, 2019.


Disbursement Information. Three (3) two-year scholarships of $2,500 per year will be awarded to two (2) full-time students at an accredited university or college in Arizona and one (1) full-time student at an accredited university or college in Texas. A fourth scholarship may be awarded to a full-time student at an accredited United States university or college outside Arizona and Texas. Each year, funds will be paid directly to the educational institution indicated on the application when enrollment begins for the fall semester. These funds will be paid prior to each semester in two $1,250 installments, providing the student maintains good academic standing. In order for funds to be disbursed, proof of enrollment and academic good standing (transcripts) must be provided to the TruWest Scholarship Committee.

Official Rules. Eligibility for scholarship: Must be a TruWest member to apply. Must meet all Requirements listed above, complete an application and submit an essay which will be reviewed and graded by the TruWest Scholarship Committee. All persons must be 18 years or older, and U.S. residents. The application period begins on May 1, 2019, and ends on June 30, 2019. Employees of the credit union, Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee and their immediate family members are not eligible. *The Essay is to include,: a brief description of the applicant and their career goals; a description of how a credit union is different from other financial institutions; a description of what the TruDifference means to the applicant; and a description of the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities. All applicants agree to be bound by the decisions of the TruWest Scholarship Committee which are final and binding on all matters related to the scholarship(s). The Credit Union is not responsible for lost, late, misdelivered, illegible, stolen, damaged, misdirected, incomplete or undelivered applications.

Release of Claims: All applicants and all winners, members of any of applicant’s or winner’s household, relatives and persons who use any prize awarded by credit union, and such persons, heirs, successors, assigns, executors and administrators release and exempt credit union and it directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all claims, actions, losses, demands, chooses in action and damages which they have now or any time in the future arising from participation, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize, including property damage, personal injury or death. Any issues, claims, obligations, rights, or questions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Arizona, without regard to its choice of law provisions.

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