Annual Scholarship Program

The application and evaluation process by the Security First Credit Union Scholarship committee takes place within the first quarter of the year.

2019 Application Date Availability to be Announced.

More information about SFCU Scholarships::

  • Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic achievements, participation in school and community activities, work history and experience, essay and references.

  • All scholarship funds will be made payable directly to the institution of higher education toward tuition and fees. College or University address and contact information must be provided before funds are disbursed.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Be a member of Security First Credit Union for a minimum of one year.

  • Be the primary owner of an active account (Share Savings, Checking, etc) in good standing at Security First Credit Union as of January 1, 2018. Custodial accounts DO qualify.

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited high school in the Rio Grande Valley (Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr, and Cameron County) and be classified as a 2019 high school senior, or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university (at time of scholarship application).

  • Be accepted to an accredited university/college, technical, or other post-secondary educational institution at the time of award.

  • Must be able to provide Letter(s) of Acceptance and official or unofficial copies of most recent transcripts.

  • Three reference forms (provided by SFCU) from your choice of teachers, counselors, employers, or community leaders.

  • Essay (Details to be announced).

Terms of Ineligibility

  • The use of a parent, guardian, relative, or friend’s account membership is not permitted and does not qualify applicant for account status.

  • The account of the applicant is not in good standing.

  • Previous scholarship recipients are ineligible.

  • Reference forms completed by family members or friends.

  • Incomplete and late applications will not receive scholarship consideration.

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