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 2015 scholarships! The application can be found on our printable forms page.
 

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.

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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 25

Soul Food & Funk Fest $

Join Freedom First & Vibe 100 at Elmwood Park for a celebration of family, food, and funk!

Entertainment from DJ Kool, Lakeside, the Deele, SLAVE, and SOS Band!

Tickets $20 in advance; children 12 & under FREE!

Gates open at 3:00.

Visit www.vibe100.com for details & tickets.

May 2

Derby Party for Unbridled Change $

Kentucky Derby party to benefit Unbridled Change. Don your most flamboyant hat and have FUN while supporting Unbridled Change’s scholarship & horse funds!

For information purposes only; not a Freedom First event. Event details and tickets can be found at Unbridled Change.

May 7

Freedom First Annual Meeting

You’re Invited!

Please join fellow members, Freedom First staff, and your Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Salem Civic Center
6:30 p.m.

Election results will be announced at the meeting. Refreshments and door prizes will follow the business meeting.