America First Credit Union To Award $10,000 in College Scholarships


RIVERDALE, Utah – Feb. 24, 2022 – 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 a desire to serve others.

This will be the fourth year of America First’s scholarship program. Of last year’s 10 honorees, five of the students had a 4.0 GPA. The students participated in many on- and off-campus activities, both including school programs such as the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Student Body Officers, and National Honor Society, and volunteered in their communities with organizations like Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a Sheriff’s Office Cadet Program, and the Tyler Robinson Foundation.

“The scholarship has helped me because I don’t have to work while I have been in school,” said 2021 scholarship recipient Kate Pierson, who attends Brigham Young University Idaho. “It’s kept me solely focused on my dream. It’s made it to where I can reach my end goal a lot faster. I know I’m supposed to be a nurse for kids. I am a perfect advocate for children because of my experience surviving cancer.”

Pierson is currently studying to be a pediatric nurse and was inspired to seek the career after battling cancer from ages 12-15. She’s worked tirelessly to raise awareness, assisted in the fundraising of research, and provided support to individuals fighting the disease.

The America First Charitable Foundation welcomes candidates, like Pierson, who embody a people-helping-people philosophy to apply for a scholarship. 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 community service hours, grade point average, and current transcript. They must also submit a short essay on how their community service exemplifies the credit union’s 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 82 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 118 locations, and is the seventh largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $16 billion, and the fifth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1.2 million members.


Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union

Kelsey Richardson
R&R Partners