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Founders Scholarship

The application window for 2018 is now closed. SEE THE AWARDEES

At First Community, we are proud of the legacy forged by our credit union pioneers such as Elsa Hagen, Frank Walsh and Walter Nelson. As a financial cooperative, supporting our communities is one of our core values. The First Community Founders Scholarship was established to help support students throughout the communities we serve to afford the cost of higher education.


If you are a graduating high school senior or a returning college student, here is an opportunity to apply for one of eight $1,500 scholarships.


Applicants must adhere to the application requirements, as set forth, to ensure consideration. In order for your application to be considered, it must be complete, received by the deadline of April 2, 2018, and accompanied by all requested supporting documents.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be First Community members and...

  • Must be a graduating high school senior, or
  • A returning undergraduate student enrolled in 12 credits or more.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50.

How do I apply?

It's easy!


Just fill out the online application and upload a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript and two letters of recommendation. Be sure to submit your application by the deadline of April 2, 2018.

When will I know if I am selected?

The First Community Credit Union Scholarship Committee will notify scholarship recipients by phone and/or email on or before 5:00pm on May 31, 2018.

When will I receive funds if I am selected?

First Community will award eight $1,500 scholarships. Funds will be distributed to the financial aid office of the recipient's learning institution 30 days prior to the date of planned attendance.