First Citizens' Federal Credit Union announced they are now accepting applications for their annual scholarship program through April 1, 2013. In all, thirteen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to local graduating seniors.
All applicants (or applicants' parents) must be a member of First Citizens'. All applicants must be high school seniors accepted to a college or university for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Ten scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, community service and financial need. One scholarship will be awarded in honor of Barbara Whitehead Silva, former president and CEO. Two scholarships will be awarded to immediate family of members with a Champion Checking Account. Champion accounts are available exclusively to teachers, EMTs, police officers, firefighters and healthcare professionals, according to First Citizens'.
Applicants must supply a completed application, a one page typewritten essay "addressing why their major field of study was chosen and how it applies to their career goals", and comprehensive, official transcripts by April 1, 2013.
First Citizens' Federal Credit Union has branches in Southeastern Massachusetts and on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Mashpee, Hyannis and Orleans. For more information visit their website here.