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Scholarships

Six $1,200 Scholarships Awarded! $600 per semester for two semesters.

Awarded to six graduating high school seniors and all qualified past recipients of the scholarship.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating senior in good standing, planning to attend a two or four-year, accredited New Mexico college or university, or any prior year First Financial scholarship recipient currently enrolled at a New Mexico institution of higher learning.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 hours, and must have at least a 2.0 grade point average.
  • Parent/guardian or student must be a member of First Financial Credit Union. Immediate family
    members of volunteers and staff are not eligible.
  • Past recipients: Please see application (available online or in the branch) for qualifications.

Applications are also available at any one of our credit union offices, by calling 766-5600 or 1-800-342-8298, or visiting ffnm.org.

For further scholarship details, please contact Julie Zerbe, at 505-462-1117.

2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Adrian Chavez – Manzano High School, Albuquerque, NM
Plans to attend UNM with a major in Engineering

Alicia Tom – Miyamura High School, Gallup, NM
Plans to attend UNM with a major in Nursing

Belson Spencer – Thoreau High School, Thoreau, NM
Plans to attend UNM with a major in Criminal Justice

Domonic Fischer – West Mesa High School, Albuquerque, NM
Plans to attend NM Highlands with a major in Business Administration

Michalina Homka – Farmington High School, Farmington, NM
Plans to attend UNM with a major in the Medical Field

Moriah Sujkowski – New Mexico Connections Academy, Albuquerque, NM
Plans to attend UNM with a major in the Medical Field

Savannah Sujkowski – New Mexico Connections Academy, Albuquerque, NM
Plans to attend UNM with a major in the Medical Field

Timothy Peywa – Zuni High School, Zuni, NM
Plans to attend UNM-Gallup with a major in Construction Technology

PAST RECIPIENTS

Briana Avila – 5th and final year recipient
Attending UNM with a double major in Accounting and Human Resources

Christian Geyer – 5th and final year recipient
Attending UNM with a major in Electrical Engineering

Tianna Spurlock – 5th and final year recipient
Attending UNM with a major in Elementary Education

Claire Homer – 3rd year recipient
Attending NM Tech with a major in Mathematics

Sara Lopez – 3rd year recipient
Transferring to UNM with a major in Business and Accounting

Shelby Essary – 3rd year recipient
Attending Eastern NM University with a major in Social Work

Hannah Thompson – 2nd year recipient
Attending UNM with a major in Criminology

Jacob Chavez – 2nd year recipient
Attending UNM with a double major in Political Science and International Studies

Neiry Mendoza – 2nd year recipient
Attending Eastern NM University with a major in Physical Education