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

Mar 27

Spring Home Show $

Come see Freedom First at the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association Spring Home Show!

LOCAL home-related businesses are there with the latest in products and services: insulation, roofing, pest control, blinds/shutters, HVAC, household items, contractors, energy-saving ideas, landscaping, and of course financing!

Learn the most current design trends, talk with local professionals, save money by taking advantage of “show only” discounts, watch demonstrations, receive giveaways, and win prizes.

Friday, March 27: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29: noon - 5:00 pm

Admission is $8.00 at the door. Ages 18 and under get free admission with a paying adult.

Apr 7

Chipotle RCGA Fundraiser $

“Make dinner a selfless act.”

Eat at Chipotle (Towers location) on April 7 and support Roanoke Community Garden Association! Just tell the cashier you’re there to support RCGA and Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds to support community gardening!

For information purposes only; not a Freedom First event. For more information, visit RCGA’s facebook page.

Apr 18

Blue Ridge Kite Festival

Join Freedom First and SCOOP the ice-cream truck at Salem’s Green Hill Park for the 17th annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival!

Free admission, free parking, free kite kits, and free t-shirts! Oh, and free ice cream too, while supplies last!

For more information, call the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce at (540) 387-0267.