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Reaching New Heights Scholarship Program

Extended to May 2, 2020

 

Our Education Grant Program is designed to help our ambitious young credit union members advance into the leadership of tomorrow. New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union will provide nine of our student members the opportunity to receive a $1,000 grant for tuition made payable to the school of choice for the 2020 Fall Semester. One grant will be awarded to a student member from each of the following eligible branches: Metairie, Slidell, Westbank (New Orleans), St. James, Mandeville, Picayune, Lockport, Mid-City (New Orleans), and Bogalusa. Limit one grant per member; prior grant recipients are not eligible to reapply.

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

To be eligible to enter the Reaching New Heights Education Grant Program, applicants must
meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be a Firemen’s Federal Credit Union member.
  2. Graduating high school senior or college freshman enrolling full-time in a two or four year accredited college.
  3. A complete and official transcript of grades and ACT/SAT scores must be submitted from the school in a sealed envelope. Online transcripts and grade reports are not acceptable.
  4. Two (2) signed letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a teacher or school administrator. Each letter must have the reference’s name, address and phone number. Reference must include the length of time the reference has known the applicant and in what context.

 

 

Instructions to Enter

 

Complete the application on the reverse of this brochure in its entirety.

Type or print neatly. Attach a separate sheet if more space is needed.

Answer the three essay questions listed below; each answer should be limited to 200 words or less.

Include all required attachments. Any application packet received without all required attachments will be disqualified.

Send all materials (postmarked on or before May 2, 2020) to the address below. Entries postmarked after this date will be ineligible.

 

Essay Questions

What are your career goals and what steps do you plan to take to achieve them?

If you were hired to help Firemen’s Federal reach out to young adults and teens, what recommendations would you make?

In your opinion, what services and products could we add or change to better serve young adults and teens?

 

Recipient & Awards Luncheon

The selected applicant will be notified after the application deadline. Scholarship winners will be invited to an awards luncheon at The Ridgeway of Old Metairie in Metairie, LA, date to be determined.

 

Mailing Address

Firemen’s Federal, Reaching New Heights Scholarship Committee

4401 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA 70001

 

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