HFS Federal Credit Union announces scholarship program

HILO, HI (January 2, 2018) — HFS Federal Credit Union is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for their 2018 Scholarship Program! The scholarship program was created as a means to support Big Island students in achieving their goals of higher education and making college more affordable for local students. This year HFS FCU will award seven (7) $2,500 scholarships totaling $17,500 to graduating Big Island High School Seniors.

HFS student members in good standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA who will pursue their education full-time at an accredited 2 or 4 year Vocational-Technical School, College or University in the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a variety of criteria, including their academic performance, achievements, community service and financial need.

To apply students may download the application at, pick one up at any HFS FCU branch location island-wide, or inquire with their high school counselors. Completed applications with supporting documents must be turned into the Credit Union or postmarked no later than February 28, 2018.

“Being at Loyola Marymount has allowed me to make lifelong friends, be a member of a Division One rowing team, and adventure in California, all while getting an education,” said Sara Kim, 2014 Scholarship Recipient, “I am currently exploring career options in sustainability, more specifically focused on water and energy.Because of the HFS FCU scholarship, these unique opportunities were possible.”

Sara Kim

About HFS Federal Credit Union

HFS Federal Credit Union (HFS FCU) is the largest not-for-profit and member-owned financial institution on Hawai’i Island. Established by just nine individuals in 1937, HFS started with very humble beginnings. The Credit Union continued to grow from serving just employees of the Federal and Territorial Governments in the County of Hawai‘i and their families, to now offering membership to any person who lives, works, or attends school on Hawai’i Island. For more information about HFS FCU and additional eligibility criteria, contact the Credit Union at (808) 930-1400, visit or stop by any of our branches in Hilo, Kea‘au, Prince Kuhio Plaza, Honoka‘a, Waimea or Kona. You’ll quickly see why HFS is the credit union where caring counts.


Winnie Makaea
HFS Federal Credit Union
(808) 930-1459


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