America First Credit Union Awarding Scholarships to High School Seniors and College Students


America First Credit Union Awarding Scholarships to High School Seniors and College Students

Riverdale, Utah – March 3, 2021 – America First Credit Union is calling for submissions for its America First Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program. The credit union will be awarding ten $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students at two- and four-year technical colleges or universities who share our passion for helping others.

This will be the third year of America First’s scholarship program. Josh Rawlings, who will be attending Brigham Young University, was one of the recipients from 2020.

“I was applying for scholarships and I heard about it from my mom who said it would be a really good one to apply for,” said Rawlings. “ I really like America First and I am a member so I thought it would be worth applying for. I will have to work through college, but this will give me some more time to focus on schoolwork and hobbies rather than having to work crazy hours.”

The America First Charitable Foundation is looking for candidates who embody a people-helping-people philosophy. Those who play an active role in giving back to their community, whether through volunteering or other meaningful contributions of time, effort, and care are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to submit their hours of community service, grade point average, and current transcript. They must also submit a short essay on how their community service exemplifies the credit union philosophy of people helping people.

The scholarship application can be found and submitted on America First’s website. Submissions are due by April 30 and winning members will be notified by May 29.



Proudly celebrating 81 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First Credit Union has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 128 locations, and is the eighth largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $14.5 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1,171,373 members.


Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union

Kelsey Richardson
R&R Partners