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$12,500 in scholarships will be awarded to local students in 2019

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MANCHESTER, NH  – Members First Credit Union announced last week that applications are now being accepted for the Members First Credit Union Memorial Scholarship Program, which was created to help local students pursue higher education. In conjunction with its 70th Anniversary this year, the credit union will enhance its program by awarding eleven (11) scholarships totaling $12,500. That’s an additional five scholarships and $5,000 from which students gain to benefit in 2019 compared to previous years.

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 2018, Members First awarded scholarships to students from Bedford, Manchester, Goffstown, Strafford and Meredith, 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 Saturday, March 30, 2019.

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 or working within 25 miles of a branch.

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