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

October 20, 2016

Scott Leffel Joins Freedom First Business Banking

Freedom First is proud to announce that Scott Leffel has been hired as Market Executive. Scott brings more than 13 years of banking experience to this new role where he will be focused on continued growth of the Business Banking division as well as enhancing market awareness of Freedom First throughout the local business community.

September 13, 2016

Freedom First Winner of Two Awards from Virginia Credit Union League - 2016

Freedom First has received two first place awards in the annual state-level Desjardins and Louise Herring awards sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union League (VACUL). This is the third consecutive year that Freedom First received the Desjardins Award from VACUL, and the second time in three years it took the top honors for the Louise Herring Award.

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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

Dec 26

Branches Closed for Christmas

Freedom First will be closed on December 26th to celebrate Christmas. Remember to use online banking, remote deposit, or the mobile app for your transactions.

Dec 28

Mortgage Crossroads Branch Days

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.

Jan 2

Closed for New Years

The staff of Freedom First wishes you a Happy & Prosperous New Year! Freedom First will be closed on today. Remember to use online banking, remote deposit, or the mobile app for your transactions.