First Financial awards $147,000 to graduating high school seniors

LUTHERVILLE, MD (May 11, 2021) — To support the community and the graduating class of 2021, First Financial Federal Credit Union has recognized 49 high school seniors by awarding $147,000 in scholarships. The First Financial scholarship program has awarded over $2.1 million benefiting over 650 graduates since its inception. This annual program is in its 23rd year and is one of the many ways the credit union supports youth attending high schools within the field of membership.

“The resilience we’ve witnessed among our community’s students is awe-inspiring,” remarked Eric Church, President/CEO of First Financial. “This school year has been challenging, and students and educators have risen to meet those challenges. As a credit union founded by educators, we are honored to award scholarships to these exceptional students. We hope this financial support helps them achieve their highest academic and life goals.”

To qualify for the scholarship, graduating seniors submitted an application, transcripts, references, and a written essay. The 49 deserving recipients hail from Baltimore and Carroll County public schools, as well as private schools within First Financial’s field of membership.

To learn more about First Financial and how you can be a part of the First Financial difference, visit or call Member Services at 410-321-6060, option 5.

About First Financial Federal Credit Union (MD)

First Financial Federal Credit Union serves the employees, students, and parents of the Baltimore, Carroll, Somerset, and Worcester County Public School systems, as well as the employees and families of many area businesses, hospitals, private schools, and colleges. The Credit Union’s product offerings include free checking, online and mobile services, auto loans, credit cards, and home loans. Don’t Just Bank, Belong; visit for details.


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