Tropical Financial Credit Union accepting scholarship nominations from local students

MIRAMAR, FL (March 10, 2022) — Tropical Financial Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. This is the credit union’s 10th year of the scholarship program. Tropical Financial will award three scholarships totaling $10,000. One grand prize of $5,000 and two $2,500 scholarships to students.

The scholarships are open to both high school seniors preparing for college as well as adult students who are already in college, adults planning on attending college or adults returning to college for a master’s level of education. The grand prize along with one of the other scholarships are for high school students entering college. The third $2,500 scholarship will be reserved for a non-traditional student, someone already enrolled in college, an adult student returning to college or going back to gain a master’s degree.

The program is available to current credit union members or those who apply for membership before the application period ends March 31st. Applicants must live or work within Tropical Financial’s service areas which include Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin or St. Lucie Counties in Southeast Florida; Lee, Collier, Hendry or Sarasota Counties in Southwest Florida.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and write an essay summarizing their educational goals and how they have been helped financially by Tropical Financial. Other factors will be considered, such as community involvement, charity work and extracurricular activities.

“Our scholarship program has become a tradition we look forward to each year,” said Rich Helber, president/CEO of Tropical Financial Credit Union. “Knowing these scholarships can directly make a difference in the lives of community members and their future is priceless.”

Those interested in applying for the scholarship or for information about how to join Tropical Financial, please visit:

About Tropical Financial Credit Union

Based in Miramar, Florida, Tropical Financial Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution whose deposits are federally insured. Anyone who lives or works in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Lee, Collier, Hendry, and Sarasota counties is eligible to become a member.  Tropical Financial Credit Union was formed in 1935 by employees of the former Southern Bell with just a few hundred dollars. Today, it has grown to nearly $1.0 billion in assets. For more information, visit


Lauren Berger


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