As a credit union founded by teachers, a passion for education is in our blood. We’re committed to helping community members like you pursue your goals, whether you are a graduating high school student ready to embark on a learning adventure or a working adult eager to increase your knowledge.
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Our Desert Financial Community Service Scholarship program recognizes and rewards exceptional students who have contributed 50 or more hours of service in our community. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000 and are available to students planning to attend an Arizona college or university.
In addition to the scholarships, we’re also introducing a paid student internship program to help students gain valuable work experience.
The application process for the 2019 cycle is now closed.
Our scholarship and internship program are provided by the Desert Financial Foundation. If you would like to learn more about how we’re supporting education in Arizona, check out our commitment to education page.
In 1939, fifteen courageous educators pooled together all of their money — just $78.75 — to found a credit union for teachers. In honor of their legacy, we created the Desert Financial Member Scholarship to help adults reach their higher education goals.
Each year, fifteen applicants will be selected to receive $1,078.75 in scholarship funds distributed directly to the Arizona-based college or university of their choice.
The application period for the 2019 Desert Financial Member Scholarship runs from May 7th through June 23rd.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Ready to get started? Complete and submit the form below to apply for the Desert Financial Member Scholarship.
For the full list of scholarship eligibility requirements, see the official rules.