Tue, Apr 30, 2013
First Financial of Maryland Federal Credit Union recently awarded 49, $3,000 college scholarships, totaling $147,000, to graduating high school seniors within their field of membership. The 2013 Scholarships recognized academic achievement and commitment to school and community. Scholarship recipients were recognized at the Credit Union’s Annual Meeting held in April (see photo attachment).
Students from high schools in Baltimore and Carroll County Public Schools as well as the private schools within the Credit Union’s field of membership were eligible to apply. One, $3,000 college scholarship was made available to each of these schools. Additional scholarships were made available to existing student/members who attend schools outside of the Credit Union’s field of membership. Students were asked to write an essay, submit references and have 2.5 minimum GPA.
Funding for the scholarship program is made possible through the KidsFirst Fund. Through this program a portion of member purchases made with a First Financial FCU Visa credit card is donated to help children in the Credit Union community. Since the Fund’s inception in 1989, First Financial FCU has donated over $2 million to benefit children; over $900,000 has been given in scholarship awards.