College Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarships: Affinity First Federal Credit Union will award two $250.00 scholarships for the applicants that exemplify the credit union philosophy of “PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE” through volunteerism, community service, and leadership. Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Applicant must be a United States citizen.
  2. Applicant must be a credit union member for at least one year.
  3. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior OR currently enrolled at a University.
  4. Applicant must be planning to attend a two- or four-year post-secondary, accredited undergraduate degree program or technical/vocational school.
Application Requirements:
  1. A completed copy of the AFFCU Scholarship application form including:
    • List of volunteer work/job experience
    • List of extracurricular activities/organizations
    • List of accomplishments, honors, and awards received
  2. An essay, minimum of 500 words on one of the following questions: “What does financial education mean to you? Why is it important in life?” OR “What financial goals do you have in life and how will you achieve them?” OR “What have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates the credit union philosophy ‘People Helping People’?”
Judging Criteria: The Judging Committee, consisting of credit union professionals, will score each requirement on the following categories:
  1. Volunteer Work/Job Experience
  2. Extracurricular Activities/Organizations
  3. Accomplishments, Honors, and Awards
  4. Essay
Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by July 16th 2018. Applications should be sent to the following address: Affinity First Federal Credit Union 811 S. Broadway Suite A Minot, ND 58701 The scholarship winners will be announced August 1st, 2018 and will be asked for a photo for public release. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the winner’s school of choice. If you have any questions, please call us at 701-857-5541.