This year, our non-profit organization — the First Financial Foundation — will be awarding (4) $500 Erma Dorrer Literary Scholarships to high school seniors within Monmouth and Ocean Counties attending a 2 or 4 year college or university in the Fall of 2017. Applicants must apply on or before 11:59pm on Friday, June 23, 2017.*
Essay Topic: You and a friend decide that you would like to start building credit. Discuss with your friend what good credit is, ways to start building credit, how your credit union can help, and the benefits earned by having good credit.
- Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to four graduating high school seniors from any high school within Monmouth or Ocean Counties who will attend (Fall 2017 Semester) a 2 or 4 year college anywhere within the country. The student must be a graduating high school senior from the class of 2017. The student must be a First Financial member as of 12/31/16 in order to receive the $500 scholarship. The scholarship will be directly deposited into the student’s First Financial account only. No printed checks will be awarded, and deposits will not be made into a relative, parent or guardian’s account.
- Students accepted to trade or technical schools will not qualify for this scholarship.
- A valid copy of either a college acceptance letter, student schedule, or registration confirmation must accompany all applications.
- To apply, please email the essay or the link to your YouTube video to the First Financial Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may send a printed copy of your essay 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, name & location of high school you graduated from in 2017, membership number and date of membership, where you will be attending college in the Fall 2017 Semester, and any volunteer work you participate in.
Please note: Children or relatives of First Financial employees or members of the Board of Directors, or those living within the same household as a First Financial employee are not eligible to apply for the Erma Dorrer Literary Scholarship.