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College Financing

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

College_477961511MODNow that you’ve been accepted the fun begins…how are you going to pay for college?

Start with some local research. There are quite a few organizations right within your hometown that could be looking to give you money for school. That’s right, GIVE YOU money! Many of them have scholarship programs in place and are awaiting applicants just like you.

Check your Kiwanis, Rotary, anchor businesses and larger organizations. Also some clubs and trade organizations give scholarships to those studying in a specific field. Just ask, you’d be surprised at what you may find.

Once you’ve applied for State and Federal loans, see what you’ll need to supplement. There are always options. It may help to co-sign a loan with a parent to get a better rate and help build your credit.

Check out these helpful links below and when you’re ready, we’re happy to help with the Smart Option Student Loan® by Sallie Mae® right here at First Source.

4 Overlooked Ways To Pay For College

5 Tips For Paying For College

Stand With Us to Stop Bullying

Friday, October 4th, 2013

If you’re a student and you’re concerned about bullying, here are some things you can do to avoid a bad situation:

  • Before you assume, learn the facts
  • Before you judge, understand why
  • Before you hurt someone, understand what it’s going to feel like for them
  • Before you speak, stop and think about what you’re about to say
  • In a stressful or already heated situation, calm down before you act; take a deep breath and count to 10
  • Don’t say anything in anger that you’ll regret. Your mood will change, but your words can’t be taken back

If you’re a parent and not sure what to say, here are some great conversation examples (click to download this PDF).

We have more information and resources here.

First Source FCU awards $12,000 in scholarships

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

First Source Federal Credit Union awarded $12,000 to local students pursuing their continuing education locally for the 2010-2011 academic school years.
Among the scholarship recipients were Justin Peavey, Utica College; Emily Gallagher, Utica College; Jonathan Torres, Mohawk Valley Community College; Elizabeth Warmingham, Mohawk Valley Community College; Benjamin Williams, SUNY IT; Cecilia Ludowieg, SUNY IT; Michelle Beck, USC the Business College; Benjamin Sweeney, USC the Business College; Michael Sparrin, Herkimer County Community College; Katelyn VanNort, Herkimer County Community College; and Jennifer Rougeux, Hamilton College.

Applicants were asked to write an essay of 250-500 words about how education has made a difference in their life and how they intend to make a difference in the lives of others through their schooling. Essays were reviewed by an independent panel of judges, including both First Source representatives and participating college representatives.

Since 1995 First Source FCU has awarded scholarships to deserving students, granting more than $222,000 in total.








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