2021 Maine Family FCU Scholarship

Scholarship Program

Maine Family Federal Credit Union began its scholarship program to acknowledge the accomplishments of our student members and to support their continued education and training beyond High School.  Each spring we award three (3) scholarships named after The Founders and impactful Past Leaders of Maine Family Federal Credit Union:

 

The Founders Scholarship Award for $1,000

The Maurice Fontaine Sr.  Scholarship Award for $1,000

The Roger Bissonnette Scholarship Award for $1,000

 

The award winners are announced each April.  The scholarship money will be paid directly to the College, University or Technical School the student recipient is attending at the beginning of the second semester of the year in which they receive the award. Students must provide first semester grades along with Full-Time status for 2nd semester to receive scholarship award. The recipients shall be limited to one scholarship award. Maine Family FCU is proud to recognize the achievements of deserving students in our community.

 

Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be a member of Maine Family Federal Credit Union.*
  2. Applicant must be a graduating High School senior or has previously graduated High School and is pursuing higher education.
  3. Applicant must be accepted, enrolled or attending a two-year community college, four-year college, University or Technical School. Students must begin within one year of the award.

 

Requirements

Completed application and essay must be received no later than Sunday, March 21, 2021. Applications may be emailed to jmoreau@mainefamilyfcu.com, delivered in person or mailed to the Credit Union at 555 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240, ATTN: Scholarship Committee. Applications can also be submitted online available below. Copy of letter of acceptance from the College or University of choice.Three letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or community leaders.

 

Selection

Applications will be sent collectively to the Scholarship Committee after the application deadline. Judging is based on information gathered through the application — motivation to continue education, achievements (honors, awards), extracurricular activities, work or volunteer experience, references and the written essay (Transcripts will NOT be reviewed as part of the scholarship application). The essay is judged on content, creativity and clarity. Spelling, grammatical or typographical errors may impact your entry. Scholarship winners will be notified personally by Monday, April 5, 2021. Winners will be asked to submit a photo for publication in our membership newsletter.  Awards will be presented at the Maine Family Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting with a date TBD.

 

Maine Family Federal Credit Union reserves the right to discontinue this scholarship program at any time without notice.  Maine Family Federal Credit Union reserves the right not to award any scholarships should there be no qualified applicants.

*If the student is not a member of Maine Family Federal Credit Union, he or she may join the Credit Union by opening a share account with a minimum balance of $25.00 prior to submitting an application. To qualify for membership, the student must live, attend school, worship or work within Androscoggin County or have an immediate family member that meets the previously mentioned criteria.