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Do you know a graduating high school senior who is looking for scholarships to help pay for college? First Community Credit Union will, once again, be offering multiple scholarships to members of the Credit Union.

Investing in Our Youth

FCCU has 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. In 2018 alone, our Education Foundation funded $40,000 in scholarships to our members.

This year our Credit Union will award nine $4,000 scholarships and six $2,000 scholarships, which are $1,000 per year. There are 15 dedicated scholarships available for the following schools in which FCCU has branch locations:

  • Bismarck State College
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College
  • Concordia College
  • Lake Region State College
  • Mayville State University
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • North Dakota State University
  • North Dakota State College of Science
  • Northland Community and Technical College
  • University of Jamestown
  • University of Mary
  • University of Minnesota Crookston
  • University of North Dakota
  • Valley City State University

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.

Apply For a Scholarship

Our scholarship application process is online where applications can be created, saved and submitted with our FCCU Scholarship Application. The application process is currently closed and will reopen in January 2021.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be a graduating high school senior
  2. Must be planning to attend a U.S. college or trade school full time
  3. Applicant and/or parent/guardian must be an active member in good standing of First Community Credit Union as of February 1st, 2021
  4. All applicants must meet minimum standards
  5. Employees, board/committee members, and affiliates and their immediate families of FCCU are not eligible for this program

The judging committee will score each applicant on the following:

  • Volunteer Work/Job Experience
  • Academic and Extra-Curricular Activities & Honors
  • GPA & ACT/SAT Score (transcripts are required)
  • 300 Word Essay (judged on content and the use of proper English grammer)
    Essay topic: Pick an experience from your life and explain how it has influenced your development and/or career plans.
  • Supporting Information

Other Scholarship Opportunities

The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council - The application is now open for scholarships available exclusively to members of credit unions in Minnesota. In partnership with the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council, members of FCCU are eligible for a total of $16,000 being awarded as $1,000 scholarships. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2020. To apply and learn more about the scholarship, click here.