Freedom First Credit Union awards nearly $10,000 each year in academic scholarships.

Are you in college or in your final year of high school? Apply for one of our 2016 scholarships!

Print a copy of the application and send it in by 3 pm on April 8th, 2016.

 

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.

 

Torie Phillips Memorial Scholarship

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 LBHS graduates who demonstrate exemplary character and academic achievement.

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.

Virginia Tech General Scholarship Fund

Freedom First contributes $2,500 each year to the Virginia Tech General Scholarship Fund

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.

Cabell Brand Scholarship

Freedom First funds a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies Scholarship Program.

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.

 

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.

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.

Torie Phillips Memorial Scholarship

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 LBHS graduates who demonstrate exemplary character and academic achievement.

Virginia Tech General Scholarship Fund

Freedom First contributes $2,500 each year to the Virginia Tech General Scholarship Fund

Cabell Brand Scholarship

Freedom First funds a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies Scholarship Program.

Latest News

August 11, 2016

Adam Johnston Joins Freedom First Mortgage Team

Freedom First is proud to announce Adam Johnston has joined the Freedom First Mortgage Team as a Mortgage Loan Originator. Johnston has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry; 16 of those in the mortgage field. His experience includes mortgage origination, sales and operations management, as well as compliance management.

August 10, 2016

Susan Larkin Joins Freedom First as VP of Community Banking

Freedom First is proud to announce the hiring of Susan Larkin as Vice President of Community Banking. She brings over 20 years of experience in banking, with a particular focus of working with non-profit organizations. Through outreach and business development efforts, Larkin will be connecting non-profits, churches, businesses, and philanthropic individuals to Freedom First’s programs that improve the quality of life of individuals and local communities.

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Community Programs

Freedom First Offers a variety of Community Impact programs focused on providing the community with financial services they won’t find anywhere else. Check out the options available & see why we are Freedom First is Where People Bank for Good.

Community Programs

Freedom First Offers a variety of Community Impact programs focused on providing the community with financial services they won’t find anywhere else. Check out the options available & see why we are Freedom First is Where People Bank for Good.

Upcoming Events

Sep 10

Vinton Mingle at the Market

This event is being held on the lawn of the Vinton War Memorial due to construction on the Farmers’ Market. Scoop will be attending.

Sep 28

Mortgage Towers Branch Days

No appointment necessary. If you would like to schedule a personal appointment with one of our mortgage professionals, call Kelly Fulcher at (540) 339-3868 or Holly Carwile at (540) 378-8977.