First Financial recognizes graduating high school seniors with $156,000 in scholarships

LUTHERVILLE, MD (April 30, 2020) — To support the graduating class of 2020, First Financial Federal Credit Union has awarded $156,000 in scholarships to 52 graduating high school seniors. This year marks the 21st year of the First Financial scholarship program, bringing its total to more than $1.8 million in awards benefiting over 600 deserving students. The annual program is one of the many ways the credit union supports the youth in their community, and awards $3,000 college scholarships to student members attending high schools within the credit union’s field of membership.

“This year has certainly presented some unique challenges for students preparing to graduate,” remarked Eric Church, President/CEO of First Financial. “As a credit union founded by educators in the Baltimore County Public School system, we are eager to support the educational experience of our student members. Our scholarship program recognizes their academic excellence as well as their dedicated service to their school and community. At a time when it’s needed most, we are especially pleased to honor the graduates and support them in planning for their futures.”

The 52 deserving students hail from Baltimore and Carroll County Public Schools as well as private schools within First Financial’s field of membership. To qualify for the scholarship, First Financial’s student members were required to submit an application, transcripts, references, and a written essay.

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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