Ignite My Future Scholarship
Are you a teen with a passion for supporting the community? You may be eligible for the Ignite My Future Scholarship, available exclusively for Club Ignite members. Each year, FFCCU will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships to deserving high-school students. The application period for our 2024 scholarship award runs from December 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024.
Thanks to LeeAnn for walking me through a fraud case on our debit cards. She is a perfect example of the fine member experience at FFCCU – always so helpful. Folks like her make me glad I’m a me...
Shared branching lets me, as a member of an out-of-town credit union, access FFCCU’s services. I have never had a bad experience working with FFCCU and appreciate that they have helped me make large d...
Melissa G. is the BESSSSSSSSTTTTTTT!! She helped me beyond the call of duty AND was super pleasant about it. My experiences at FFCCU are always good, and Melissa is great!!
Jashira was very nice and courteous! She resolved my issue immediately and asked if she could assist me further. I appreciated the great service and the desire to do more in addressing my concerns!
Every one of my questions about the Ignite checking account were answered! This credit union is one of my favorites; there is such a calming environment when you enter. Staff is so helpful!!
I had the pleasure of working with Tiffany Zifcak as I was selling one of my cars being financed by FFCCU. There were several tricky circumstances, and Tiffany was awesome. She stayed on top of all th...
I needed a new vehicle loan, and FFCCU beat other interest rates so dramatically it was a no “brainer.” I was so happy with the service I am switching all of my checking and savings over. Kudos...
Clicked the “Live Chat” button, asked my question, got my answer literally within a minute. THIS is what support from a banking institution should be like. Thanks so much for your help!
The entire team answering the electronic messages is outstanding. I’m hearing impaired and have trouble with voice calls. Jashira, LeeAnn, Jessica, and Karen have been wonderful in helping me through...
I would like to thank Meghan T., for taking her time with a loan we needed. We were nervous about coming in, but she was very thorough and helpful. Words can’t express how appreciated we felt!
-Alice & James D.
MARGARET GILBRIDE went way above and beyond to help me with a bill pay issue. I would like to acknowledge her with a great big THANK YOU!
Jashira got me all set up with opening a new account and linking it to the old one – all over live chat. Super knowledgeable and took less than 10 minutes! Thanks so much for your help!
Rules and Eligibility Information
- Applicants in grade 12 must be planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school.
- Students in grades 9-11 must be planning to attend a tuition-based high-school or taking courses for college credit, with out of pocket tuition expenses, in the upcoming fall semester.
- The scholarship money is applied to the upcoming fall semester tuition.
- ALL requested information must be received for application to be considered.
- Scholarship funds will be made payable to the institution specified by the winners.
- Scholarship winners must agree to allow their name and information to be published by the credit union for promotional purposes.
- This is not a one-time scholarship. However, applicants must complete a new application to be considered for each academic year.
Additional Info to Know
FFCCU employees and board members, and their immediate family members (siblings, parents/guardians or grandparents, or any family members living in the same household) are not eligible.
The selection committee, comprised of FFCCU Board Members and Teammates, will individually evaluate each application without identifying information. Applicants will be considering community involvement, essay, and cumulative GPA. The selection committee will not review any additional information given. FFCCU will complete a scoring sheet for each application by each selection committee member. The highest scoring applicants will move to a final round where FFCCU judge panels will determine the winners.
Please follow the submission instructions outlined on the application webpage, available 12/1/23. Applicants must submit electronically. FFCCU will not consider applications delivered in person. If you do not follow directions thoroughly, your application will not be considered. The complete application must include all the required supplements. Students must submit their applications no later than January 31, 2024.
FFCCU will notify only winners of the Ignite My Future Scholarship. Checks will be made payable to the educational institution that the applicant has chosen to attend and mailed directly to that institution. Firefighters Community Credit Union asks that each recipient allow the credit union to use their name and photograph in promotional materials and press releases.