A Scholarship That Makes a Difference

  • DAF Scholarship




    I am excited to share an opportunity that can transform people through higher education. The Douglas A. Fecher Excellence in Learning Scholarship (“Scholarship”) is for students who demonstrate leadership qualities that want to positively impact their communities and the people around them.

    The Scholarship, offered through the WPCU Sunshine Community Fund, the (501)(c)(3) public foundation and charitable giving arm of Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc., will award two eligible students up to $5,000 each.


    This opportunity is open to second-semester high school seniors and current Wright State University and University of Cincinnati students. Additional eligibility requirements apply, which are detailed in the attached application. If a student that wants to apply is not a Wright-Patt Credit Union member, they can become one by visiting wpcu.coop/become-a-member.

    All applications and supporting documentation can be submitted February 1, 2022 – April 15, 2022. After all submissions are reviewed by the WPCU Sunshine Community Fund Board of Trustees, scholarship recipients will be notified in July.

    Please post and promote this opportunity on your school’s website or resource that is easily accessible to your students. Please reach out via email to SCFscholarship@wpcu.coop or visit wpcu.coop/SCFscholarship if you have additional questions or need more information.

    This Scholarship is named in honor of Wright-Patt Credit Union’s former President/CEO, who continues to dedicate his life to serving others. It is our hope that students who receive a scholarship will carry on his legacy of servant-hearted leadership that helps people improve their lives.  

    Ryan Gilding

    Reputation Management and Social Media Specialist

    Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

    Phone: (937) 912-7774

    Email: rgilding@wpcu.coop