First Community CU Awards 15 College Scholarships
by CUAD Communications

First Community Credit Union (FCCU) has announced its 2020 scholarship recipients. This year FCCU is award 15 graduating high school seniors from around the state with college scholarships totaling approximately $40,000! 


FCCU and its Board of Directors are honored to provide 13 multi-year $1,000 scholarships to the following students to use toward their college academia: Torina Horne of Fargo, Evan Reinholz of Fargo, Nicole Schmitz of Oakes, Kourtney Bitz of Wishek, Caden Dahl of Grand Forks, Kameron Selvig of Bismarck, Kaitlyn Wagner of Abercrombie, Elizabeth Gazeley of Valley City, Sierra Schlenker of Cleveland, Kylee Bitz of Wishek, Cole Kartes of West Fargo, Tucker Bercier of St. John, and Haylee Klava of Larimore. In addition, FCCU provided two single-year $1,000 scholarships to Kenzie Carlson of Jamestown and Alexis Triebold of Valley City.



“FCCU would like to extend our congratulations to the winners of the 2020 First Community Credit Union Scholarship Foundation Program. Best of luck to all our graduates this year, in your future endeavors,” said Steve Schmitz, CEO of First Community Credit Union.


Over the past 23 years, FCCU has given out more than $400,000 in scholarships. The Board of Directors recognizes the importance of young people receiving a good education and wants to encourage young people to do their best. FCCU continues to do its part in providing incentives to help students reach their full potential. In 2014, First Community Credit Union created a program that supports our dedication to area communities by reinvesting in youth. FCCU donated $1 million into a scholarship foundation to provide additional scholarship dollars to graduating high school students. The earnings from the foundation go to fund scholarship opportunities for members of the Credit Union for years to come.



During its 81-year history, First Community Credit Union has grown to be North Dakota’s largest Credit Union with 28 branch locations in 23 communities. As a credit union, FCCU is owned by its members. This is different than other financial institutions which are owned by a select group of stockholders. The Credit Union's profits are returned to the members in the form of better services, accounts, and favorable rates on savings and loans.

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