First Financial Awards Scholarships to Students in Search of Higher Education

In support of the class of 2019, First Financial Federal Credit Union has awarded $150,000 in college scholarships to 50 students who are members of the credit union.

Each year, First Financial provides $3,000 college scholarships to students attending high schools within its field of membership. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the credit union’s scholarship program and commitment to youth in their community. Since the program’s inception, First Financial has awarded 550 scholarships totaling $1.65 million in awards.

“These kids are really going places,” noted Eric Church, President and CEO of First Financial,“ and we are honored to be a part of their journey. Supporting First Financial’s outstanding student members with these scholarships speaks to the heart of who we are as an organization. When it comes to our members, we’re not just a credit union, we’re a family.”

The 50 deserving students hail from Baltimore and Carroll County Public Schools as well as private schools within the service area. To qualify for the scholarship, First Financial’s student members were required to submit an application, transcripts, references, and a written essay. The students receiving a scholarship were recognized at the credit union’s 66th Annual Meeting on April 25, 2019.