Student Scholarships

Freedom First Credit Union is proud to announce the recipients of our 2013 academic scholarships. Students in college or in their final year of high school who are interested in applying for our 2014 scholarship may download and fill out the application form here:

2014 FFCU Scholarship Application

Applications and supporting documentation must be received by 3:00 p.m. on April 10, 2014, to be considered.

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Charles Perkins Scholarships
Three $1,000 scholarships are named in honor of Charles Perkins, who served as general manager and president of Freedom First Credit Union.

2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Kendall Jenkins—Glenvar High School, attending the University of Virginia
Derek Litvak—William Fleming High School, attending Virginia Tech
Emily McKnew—Virginia Western Community Collerg, transferring to Christopher Newport University

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City of Salem/Frank Turk Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship is named in recognition of the City of Salem Employees Credit Union. Frank Turk served as its president from 1978-2004 and currently serves on Freedom First's board.

2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:
Jonathan Orr—Salem High School, attending National College

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Fritz Kehn Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Fred C. "Fritz" Kehn, who was one of the original charter members of the Credit Union. A former General Electric sheet metal foreman in Salem, Fritz served as the first Credit Union president in 1956.

2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:
Lucas Tyree—Salem High School/University of Hawaii, attending Yale University

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Freedom First Credit Union sponsors one of the Torie Phillips Memorial Scholarships which honors the memory and life of Lord Botetourt High School student Torie Phillips through scholarships to Lord Botetourt High School graduates demonstrating exemplary character and academic achievement.

2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:
Logan Lumsden—Lord Botetourt High School, attending Radford University

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Freedom First also contributes $2,500 each year to the Virginia Tech general scholarship fund and funds a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies Scholarship Program. Additional information.

2013 FREEDOM FIRST CABELL BRAND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:
Tammy Parece—attending Virginia Tech

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