First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation Announces Scholarship Application Period

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February 1, 2019 –Starting on February 1st and running through April 1st, applications will be accepted for the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation’s Scholarship Program. In total, fifteen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The Foundation was established in 2019 by First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union.
The program provides graduating seniors from 11 local high schools with a $1,000 scholarship awarded to them based on academic achievement, community service and financial need. In addition, one scholarship will be awarded in honor of Barbara Whitehead Silva, former President/ Chief Executive Officer, for her 45 years of dedicated service to the institution.  The remaining three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to immediate family of members with a Champion Checking Account. Champion accounts are exclusively available to teachers, EMT, police, firefighters and healthcare professionals.
Applications are available at all First Citizens’ branch offices or online at www.firstcitizens.org. Requirements state that the applicant or parent must be a member of First Citizens’ and the applicant must be a high school senior accepted to a college or university for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Application deadline is April 1, 2019. They must submit:

  1. A completed application.
  2. One-page typewritten essay addressing why their major field of study was chosen and how it applies to their career goals, and
  3. Comprehensive official transcripts.

About First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation
First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation was established in 2019 by First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union as part of its commitment to the community. The purpose of the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation is to promote economic advancement in communities where First Citizens’ members and employees live and work. Our hope is to support and improve our communities by establishing a relationship with local organizations and providing financial support. First Citizens’ is part one of the premier financial institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Today, with over 80,000 members and assets over $750 million, First Citizens’ has full service offices in New Bedford, Raynham, Taunton, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Falmouth, Mashpee, Hyannis, Orleans and a lending office in Plymouth, MA.  For more information, visit www.firstcitizens.org.

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