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2021 Scholarships Applications Now Open!

Receive a $1500 scholarship from First Financial Credit Union!

At First Financial Credit Union our goal is to give back to our community through a wide variety of sponsorship and education programs. Our philosophy is “People Helping People”, which has been the guiding principle for credit unions since the beginning of the credit union movement. First Financial Credit Union is awarding six scholarships to graduating high school seniors and three scholarships to current college students that have not previously received an FFCU scholarship.  Scholarships to past recipients will also be awarded.

Submit your application before April 16th, 2021, and you could receive $750 per semester! Questions? Please contact Julie Zerbe at (505) 462-1117.

High School Senior App

Six scholarships will be awarded to provide financial assistance to 2021 graduating High School Seniors.

Currently in College App

Three scholarships will be awarded to provide financial assistance to 2021 student currently in college, who have not previously received an FFCU scholarship.

Past Recipient App

Additional scholarships will be awarded to continue providing financial assistance to past First Financial scholarships recipients who are in school full-time and have maintained a 2.0 GPA.

Requirements For High School Seniors: 

  • Must be a graduating senior with at least a 2.0 GPA, planning to attend a two or four-year, accredited New Mexico college or university, or currently enrolled at a New Mexico institution of higher learning.
  • Parent/guardian or student must be a member of First Financials Credit Union. Immediate family members of volunteers and staff are not eligible. 

Requirements For Current College Students And Past Recipients: 

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 hours and must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Parent/guardian or student must be a member of First Financials Credit Union. Immediate family members of volunteers and staff are not eligible. 

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

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HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Andrea Lopez - Valencia High School
Plans to attend UNM - Valenica Campus

Anthony Edaakie - Zuni High School
Plans to attend UNM

Araelia Haskie - Cibola High School
Plans to attend Western NM University

Caleb McReynolds - Home Schooled
Plans to attend NM State University

Delaney Oberg - Fort Sumner High School
Plans to attend Eastern NM University

Gage Evans - Goddard High School
Plans to attend NM State University

CURRENTLY IN COLLEGE - New 2020 Award First Time Recipients!

Andrew Wilcox - San Juan Community College

Jacqueline Edaakie - University of New Mexico

Morgan Sainz - University of New Mexico

PAST RECIPIENTS

Moriah Sujkowski - University of New Mexico
4th Year Recipient

Savannah Sujkowski - University of New Mexico
4th Year Recipient

Michalina Homka - University of New Mexico
4th Year Recipient

Zachary Barreras - University of New Mexico
3rd Year Recipient

Kayla Trujillo - UNM - Gallup
3rd Year Recipient

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A total of $21,000 in scholarships was awarded to graduating high school seniors and past recipients of the First Financial scholarship program.

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