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Reaching New Heights

2019 Education Grant Program

The Reaching New Heights Education Grant program is designed to encourage our young credit union members on the climb toward being the leaders of tomorrow. The Firemen’s Federal Credit Union will provide nine of our student members the opportunity to be awarded a $1,000 grant for tuition made payable to the school of choice for the 2019 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

a. Graduating high school senior or college freshman enrolling full-time in a two or four year accredited college.

b. 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.

c. 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 which context.

d. Limit one grant per member. Prior year grant recipients are not eligible to reapply.

Instructions to Enter:

Complete the application on the reverse of this brochure in its entirety. Please type or print neatly. If more space is required, attach a separate piece of paper.

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

The Essay Questions Are:

  1. What are your career goals and what steps do you plan to take to achieve them?
  2. If you were hired to help the Credit Union reach out to young adults and teens, what recommendations would you make?
  3. In your opinion, what services and products could be added or changed to better serve young adults and teens?

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

Send all materials postmarked on or before March 30, 2019. Entries postmarked after this date will be ineligible. The selected applicant will be notified by April 26, 2019.

NOFFCU, Reaching New Heights Scholarship Committee
4401 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA 70001

The Scholarship winners will be invited to an awards luncheon at The Ridgeway of Old Metairie in Metairie, LA Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:30 p.m.

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