Congratulations Scholarship Winners

2018 David P. Smay Scholarship Winners

Gabrielle Bishoff
San Ramon, CA 

Saisiddarth Domala 
San Ramon, CA 
Carnegie Mellon University

Kaylee Gillett 
Walnut Creek, CA 
University of California, Los Angeles

Ryan Love 
Long Beach, CA 
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Alex Nguyen 
Houston, TX 
University of Texas at Austin

Aditya Shah 
Katy, TX 
University of Texas at Austin

Ivan Vuong 
Danville, CA 
Johns Hopkins University

Seth Woodham Walters 
Covington, LA 
Mississippi State University

Amanda Woody 
San Ramon, CA 
Weber Honors College at San Diego State University

Alfred Yoon 
Richmond, CA 
Princeton University

Each Spring, the Credit Union awards David P. Smay Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to each winning submission.

The essay topic is announced in March. May 1 is the usual application deadline, and winners are normally announced no later than May 31.


To apply, you must be:
  • A CFCU member with all accounts in good standing.
  • A graduating high school senior, 19 years of age or younger.


  • A thoughtful essay with a title (double-spaced, two pages maximum, eleven point font minimum) on a topic announced in March.
  • Your transcript(s) reflecting all four years of high school, including any Honors or AP courses, as well as your cumulative, un-weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • A list of your extracurricular and community activities and work history.

Please email us at [email protected] or call us at 510-627-5000 or toll-free 800-232-8101 if you have any questions.