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.
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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
Date: August 1
Application Dates: July 1 - November 30
Date: January 3
Participation: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college
students whose values and goals reflect the credit union and our outstanding community. In order to qualify
for this scholarship, you must be a member of UFirst Credit Union and must be currently enrolled in
accredited 2-year or 4-year university or college. Awardees may only receive one scholarship over the course
of their collegiate career. Scholarship funds will be deposited into the recipients' accounts to be
used as they deem necessary for their schooling needs. Awardees are determined by a committee of UFirst
Credit Union employees. Selection is made without regard to applicant's race, color, national origin,
religious belief, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability. Must qualify for membership
and must have a valid SSN/ITIN to join. Membership requires a $10 minimum deposit which must be maintained
in a savings account. All applicable taxes, including any federal, state or local tax liabilities, are the
sole responsibility of the winner(s). Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2022. Recipients will
be awarded January 3, 2023. UFirst Credit Union may use the name or likeness of scholarship awardees for
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