Hurry, applications for the HFS FCU Scholarship due on February 28th

HILO, HI (February 14, 2019) — HFS Federal Credit Union is still accepting applications for their 2019 Scholarship Program! HFS FCU will be awarding seven (7) $2,500 scholarships for a total of $17,500,to graduating Big Island High School Seniors who meet eligibility requirements.Don’t forget to complete and submit your application before the deadline.

The scholarship program was created as a means to support Big Island students,who work hard in school and volunteer in our communities, in achieving their goals of higher education. Previous recipients have gone on to study in fields such as Education, Law, Medicine, Art, Automotive Mechanics, and more. Our 2018 scholarship recipient Devynie shared her dreams of becoming a nurse practitioner:

“My overall plan is to become a nurse practitioner that specializes in dermatology… another possible plan is to become a dermatologist.

I hope that with my college experience I will acquire the knowledge needed to help my community with their health and complexion so that they feel happy to be in their own skin.” – 2018 Scholarship Recipient, Devynie

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 and 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 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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