Your future starts with a college Education
UFirst Offers $20,000 in College Scholarships Each Year
Since we began in 1956, we've built our credit union around supporting education. We believe that engaged educators and supported students are the bedrock of our community and the key to a brighter future. That's why we provide resources to schools and educators, why we sponsor educational programs, and why we award $20,000 each year to college students.
Each semester, we award up to $5,000 to each scholarship recipient.
Each year, UFirst Credit Union awards $20,000 in scholarships to collegiate students. Those funds are awarded to twelve different individuals: two (2) scholarships in the amount of $5,000, and ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000.
Each regular semester (Fall and Spring), UFirst will award six scholarships to qualified applicants. This means
that if you are not selected to receive a scholarship in, for example, Fall Semester, you can apply again for
the second round of scholarships that will be awarded the following semester in spring.
Apply for UFirst College Scholarships
To be a qualified applicant, you only need to be a member of UFirst and an enrolled student at any accredited college or university.
Applicants for UFirst scholarships need only be a member of UFirst Credit Union and an enrolled student at any accredited university or college. If you're not already a member of UFirst, it's fast and easy to join, and membership includes great benefits direct deposit, comprehensive online and mobile services, Visa Rewards Cards, and much more. You can become a member with us here online, call 801-481-8800, or visit us at any UFirst branch.
Applicants should submit a short essay about "Making a Difference" in which you show UFirst's scholarships committee how you do or plan to make a difference in your community. Community can include your friends and family, fellow students, or the greater community in which we all live. Essays should be between 500 and 1,000 words.
UFirst college scholarships will be awarded before the start of each regular semester. If you're selected to receive a scholarship award, we will contact you with further details.
We accept applications for scholarships year-round. If you are not selected as a scholarship recipient for the semester following your application, we encourage you to apply again for the next semester's awards. We support education, and we support you, too. While we will only accept one application per individual each semester, you may apply each semester.
Scholarship Application and Award Dates
Application Dates: December 1 - June 30
Award Date: August 1
Application Dates: July 1 - November 30
Award Date: January 3