First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation Announces Scholarship Application Period

Starting on February 1st and running through April 1st, applications will be accepted for the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation’s Scholarship Program. In total, fifteen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The Foundation was established in 2019 by First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union.

The program provides graduating seniors from 11 local high schools with a $1,000 scholarship awarded to them based on academic achievement, community service and financial need. In addition, one scholarship will be awarded in honor of Barbara Whitehead Silva, former President/ Chief Executive Officer, for her 45 years of dedicated service to the institution.  The remaining three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to immediate family of members with a Champion Checking Account. Champion accounts are exclusively available to teachers, EMT, police, firefighters and healthcare professionals.

Applications are available at all First Citizens’ branch offices or online at www.firstcitizens.org. Requirements state that the applicant or parent must be a member of First Citizens’ and the applicant must be a high school senior accepted to a college or university for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Application deadline is April 1, 2019. They must submit:

1. A completed application.

2. One-page typewritten essay addressing why their major field of study was chosen and how it applies to their career goals, and

3. Comprehensive official transcripts.

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