We are no longer accepting applications for our 2024 scholarships.

Good luck to all who applied! We are in the process of reviewing this year’s submissions and will be in touch soon.

Our Scholarship Program

We are dedicated to empowering our members who aspire to pursue higher education and nurture their passions for learning and growth. In line with this commitment, we are thrilled to announce the offering of the Alice S. Pearce Scholarships this year, four scholarships each valued at $2,500. These scholarships aim to support and encourage individuals on their educational journey, fostering a spirit of lifelong learning and personal development among our members.

Who Is Mrs. Pearce?

Alice S. Pearce served as the Manager of the credit union with unwavering dedication from 1962 until her retirement in 1991. In honor of her enduring commitment, exceptional leadership, and steadfast guidance, the Alice S. Pearce Scholarship was established in 1997. Ms. Pearce’s inspirational legacy, motivating others to strive for their best selves, is the driving force behind naming our scholarship in her honor.

Meet our 2023 Recipients

Jazmin Collins

Jazmin is a current student at Liberty University who is on a mission to provide mental health care to the underserved communities in Richmond. She is currently working with autistic individuals as a behavioral therapist and also makes time to reach the community through various non-profit organizations and community events. Jazmin is eager to hit the ground running upon graduation, with a degree in counseling and a focus on pediatric counseling so that she can provide services to children and adolescents and strengthen the family dynamic within the Greater Richmond community through positive reinforcement.

Simon Dash

Simon, an Atlee High School graduate, is pursuing a degree in engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. With his creative hands, Simon looks forward to building innovative designs. His drive and focus on engineering help. Simon believes that with hard work and dedication anything is possible, which is how he has come so far with his creations. Simon’s passion will hopefully one day land him with a design that could possibly explore Mars and find ways to better the community here.

Jordanna Silverman

Jordanna is a graduate from Freeman High School and is attending Duke University. Jordanna is eager to make a change in her community and has already started that by getting Henrico County to implement a new AP History book. Also active in the community, Jordanna works closely with local organizations to improve social justice for the future. Jordanna’s passion makes a difference in her community, and it shows in everything that she does.

Carolyn Zhuang

Carolyn, a graduate of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, has a love of math and art. When Carolyn is not busy with other extracurricular activities, she is exploring the beauty and artistry of swimming and Chinese calligraphy. Carolyn uses her math and science skills in both of these beloved endeavors. Carolyn is attending UC Berkeley and plans on using math and art in furthering her studies to create innovative solutions that can help her community here in Richmond