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 2017 scholarships!

The Freedom First Scholarship 2017 application is now open. Download this fillable form.

Applications must be completed by 3 p.m. on April 7th, 2017.

 

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

February 9, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

Every year, Freedom First awards nearly $10,000 in academic scholarships to exceptional students in the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Botetourt, Craig & Franklin County residents are also eligible. We are currently accepting applications through April 7, 2017

December 15, 2016

Freedom First Sponsors Grocery Dash

The biggest sports competition to hit southwest Virginia happened at the Bonsack Kroger on Wednesday when WSLS 10’s Dawn Jefferies & Jeff Haniewich and Freedom First's Dave Prosser went up against Daytime Blue Ridge’s Natalie Faunce and Brittany Flowers in a grocery cart challenge to help feed more than a half dozen families for the holidays.

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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

Apr 19

Mortgage Day at Freedom First Branches

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

Apr 20

Mortgage Day at Freedom First Branches

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

Apr 26

Mortgage Day at Freedom First Branches

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