This year, our non-profit organization — the First Financial Foundation – will be awarding (3) $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate students who apply on or before July 31, 2013 for its Erma Dorrer Literary Scholarship.
There is one scholarship topic this year, applicants will need to answer the following question to qualify:
Due to heavy competition in New Jersey with banks and financial institutions on every corner, how can First Financial bring in new credit union members? How can we differentiate ourselves and successfully carry out a membership drive within the community to recruit new members? Please answer the question as if you were a First Financial executive – what would you do to educate the local community about the benefits of a credit union membership?
Applicants can submit either a written essay or video clip to answer the question. Video clips should be recorded and uploaded to YouTube prior to applying. Creativity is encouraged! Your essay or video should include your ideas for carrying out a new membership campaign.
- The scholarships will be awarded to First Financial members (as of December 31, 2012) who will attend (Fall 2013 Semester) or are currently attending a 2 or 4 year college anywhere within the country.
- There are no age restrictions to apply – however this scholarship program is open to undergraduate students only, and trade or technical school students will not qualify.
- A valid copy of either a college acceptance letter, student schedule, or registration confirmation must accompany all applications.
Winners will be announced by August 15, 2013.
*To apply, please email your essay or the link to your video to the First Financial Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may send a printed copy of your essay, CD or flash drive (these will not be returned to you), and supporting documentation to the First Financial Foundation at PO Box 1172, Toms River NJ 08754. Please be sure to list your contact information on your entry including your full name, address, phone, email, membership number & date of membership, where you are currently or will be attending college in the Fall 2013 Semester, any volunteer work you participate in, and a valid copy of either a college acceptance letter, student schedule, or registration confirmation to a 2 or 4 year college.