Applications now being accepted for Members First Credit Union scholarship program

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MANCHESTER, NH – Members First Credit Union is now accepting applications for the Members First Credit Union Memorial Scholarship Program, which was created to help local students pursue higher education. This year, the credit union will enhance its program by awarding twenty-three (23) scholarships totaling $24,500. That’s an additional 12 scholarships and $12,000 from which students stand to benefit in 2020 compared to last year.

The Members First Credit Union scholarships honor past members of the credit union board of directors for their dedication and service, and three (3) individuals who served the community in exceptional ways: John S. Walsh, Manchester firefighter and founder of Members First Credit Union; Wilbur L. Jenkins, the first personnel director for the City of Manchester and credit union supervisory committee member for 34 years; and Manchester Police Officer Michael L. Briggs, who was wounded in the line of duty and passed away as a result of his injuries.

“As a community credit union, we are proud to support local students through our scholarship program,” said Bruce Leighton, president and CEO of Members First Credit Union. “And we are humbled to honor the volunteers who have served our board and supervisory committees, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our communities.”

In 2019, Members First awarded scholarships to students from Hooksett, Goffstown, Merrimack, Litchfield, Manchester, New Boston, and Bow, New Hampshire.

To learn more about the Members First Credit Union Memorial Scholarship Program and to apply, visit the credit union’s website at or call 1-800-860-3832. Applications must be postmarked or delivered to any Members First branch in Manchester or Bedford no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

About Members First Credit Union

Since 1949, Members First Credit Union has been a trusted financial resource in Manchester, Bedford and surrounding communities. We get to know our members so we can recommend the right solutions to help them reach their goals. In other words: we’re small enough to make a big difference.

As a full-service financial institution, we offer the products and services our members need, whether for themselves, their family or business. And because we’re not for profit, earnings go back to our members, so they can save and borrow at reasonable rates. Membership is open to anyone living, working, or attending school in New Hampshire.

For more information, call 603-622-8781 or visit