COPFCU is proud to provide scholarships to our members. The credit union offers 3 different scholarships. Each scholarship provides $1,000 per year for four consecutive years of university study at an accredited college or university.
Irvin Specht Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 1989 to honor the legacy of “Uncle Irv,” who served as volunteer Treasurer in 1954 and went on to become the Manager of the credit union. After retiring from the credit union, he served on the Board of Directors from 1981 to 1994 when he retired from the Board and was named Director Emeritus. “Uncle Irv” was known for his willingness to help people in need.
Emily Argo Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Emily Argo, a 1995 recipient of the Irvin Specht Scholarship. Emily was Valedictorian of her Taylor High School class. After graduating from Ohio Northern University with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science, Emily went on to pursue her passion of studying marine animals. Tragedy struck in January 2003 when the plane Emily was on crashed during a routine flight to track the North Atlantic Right Whales.
Knights & Cardinals Credit Union Scholarship
This scholarship was created to support exceptional high school seniors who are members of the Knights and Cardinals Credit Unions. The Knights Credit Union serves the students of Northwest High School while the Cardinals Credit Union serves students from Colerain High School.