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Scholarship Program 

At PremierOne Credit Union, giving back to the community is important to us, especially giving back to our young members who are the key to our future. Our Scholarship Program offers two scholarships to graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students to recognize outstanding leadership skills and excellence in community service. The Scholarship Program was established to assist student members who plan to continue college or vocational school programs.

About The Program

We created the program to honor the late Robert E. DeBarr, who was a Credit Union Board of Directors volunteer and honor the late Richard Busse, who was part of the Supervisory Committee and served our community for the past 40 years. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

 Picture of Robert DeBarr

Robert E. DeBarr Memorial Scholarship Program

This scholarship, which was created in 2016, honors the late Robert E. DeBarr, a Credit Union Volunteer for over 30 years known for his intelligence, excellent judgment, dedication and leadership.  Robert served as the Chairman of the Credit Union Board of Directors and worked tirelessly to ensure the best interest of the membership. He will be remembered for his integrity, humor, loyalty and his commitment to mentoring others during his long career in Finance. We present these scholarships to student members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in their community.


Picture of Richard Busse    

Richard Busse Memorial Scholarship Program

This scholarship, which was created in 2016, honors the late Richard Busse, a Credit Union Volunteer for over 40 years. Known for his commitment to his community Richard served on the Supervisory Committee. Those who knew him will remember his kind spirit, sense of humor and his unwavering dedication to our members and his community.  Richard worked for the City of San Jose Parks and Recreations Department for over 40 years. We present this scholarship to student members who demonstrate excellence in community service. 



  • Applicants to the Scholarship Program must:
    • Be student member of PremierOne Credit Union whose account is in good standing as of the application deadline date.
    • Be high school senior planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
    • Be enrolled in an undergraduate school.


  • Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded for one-time disbursement.

Application Information

1. Students must complete the 2023 Scholarship Application and provide a current, complete high school transcript of grades.

2.  Access our Secure Portal to create a secure email account and upload your documents.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by PremierOne Credit Union’s Scholarship Committee.

Additional information - All applications must be postmarked by April 29, 2023

  • Payments- are made in one installment during the month of August 2023.
  • Revisions- PremierOne Credit Union reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and make changes at any time, including its termination.
  • Questions regarding the Scholarship Program should be emailed to: 

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