HFS Federal Credit Union offers seven $2,500 scholarships

HILO, HI (January 8, 2019) — As many would understand, college expenses can really stack up with the cost of tuition, books, and room and board fees required each year. That is why HFS Federal Credit Union has been awarding scholarships to help local students achieve their dreams, by helping them decrease the financial burden that often comes with pursuing higher education.

Since the program’s inception seven years ago, HFS has awarded over $110,000 in scholarships that has helped over 45 of their student members with their first year of college expenses. The Credit Union is proud to support the young minds that will lead the Big Island community, as members of the future workforce. Previous recipients have gone on to study in fields such as Education, Law, Medicine, Art, Automotive Mechanics, and more.

The application period for the HFS Scholarship Program is now open for Big Island students of the high school graduating class of 2019. Through the program the Credit Union will be awarding a total of $17,500 to selected students, with seven (7) scholarships each for $2,500. Awarded scholarships will be applied towards tuition, books and other educational expenses.

Student members of HFS pursuing further education at a full-time accredited 2 or 4 year Vocational-Technical School, College or University are eligible to apply. Recipients will be selected based on a variety of criteria, including: academic performance, achievements, and community service.

For a complete list of requirements, or 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 in to the Credit Union or postmarked no later than Thursday, February 28, 2019.


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.


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


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