Do you know a graduating high school senior who is looking for scholarships to help pay for college? Beginning in January, First Community Credit Union will, once again, be offering multiple scholarships to members of the Credit Union. (The scholarship program is a benefit to Citizens members due to the merger with First Community.)
In recent years First Community Credit Union created a program that supports our dedication to area communities by investing in our youth. We donated $1 million into a scholarship foundation to provide additional scholarship dollars to graduating high school students. The earnings from the foundation go to fund scholarship opportunities, including multi-year scholarships for members of the credit union for years to come.
The Credit Union will award eight $4,000 scholarships and five $2,000 scholarships, which are $1,000 per year. There are thirteen scholarships available for the following schools in which FCCU has branch locations: Bismarck State College, Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Mayville State University, North Dakota State University, North Dakota State College of Science, University of Jamestown, University of Mary, and Valley City State University.
New for 2018! With the addition of Citizens Community Credit Union, we'll be adding new multi-year scholarships for the University of North Dakota, Lake Region State College, Northland Community and Technical College and Cankdeska Cikana Community College.
In addition, a limited number of individual one-year scholarships will be available to any college, university, or trade school of the student's choice at the value of $1,000.
Our scholarship application process is online beginning in January. Applications can be created, saved and submitted with our FCCU Scholarship Application. The deadline to submit an application is March 16, 2018.