Abilene Teachers FCU Offers College Scholarships

Each year ATFCU awards at least $12,000 in scholarships to our members graduating from high school. Honorees are chosen based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities and evidence of financial responsibility.

An applicant will need an account in his/her own name at the credit union - it is not sufficient to be listed on a parent's account. To be eligible for the 2016 scholarship program, the applicant must be a credit union member of record as of December 1, 2015.  Accounts can be opened at all lobby locations or can be completed online.

Please urge your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin and/or friend to establish an account today in order to establish eligibility!

Students younger than 18 will require an adult joint owner in order to open an account. A student 18 years or older can open his/her account on their own. Please contact a Member Services Representative at 677-2274 or 800-677-6770 for additional information.

Scholarship applications will be available on March 1, 2016.

Please send questions to kmayer@abileneteachersfcu.org

McMurry College Pass Program on February 20, 2016

Junior and Seniors:

Join McMurryUniversity on February 20 from 9am to 3:30pm as they help families learn about preparing for college, applying for college, selecting the right career path and university and how to be successful.  

*Door prizes will be given out throughout the day.

*Financial aid officers will be available to answer questions about FAFSA

*Lunch will be provided.

*The event is 100% free and open to all.  Guests are not required to apply to McMurry in order to participate.

Learn more and register at:  mcm.edu/collegepass

Wayland Baptist University Scholar Day on October 30, 2015

Wayland Baptist University
High School seniors in the top 10% of the class academically are invited to a special event on the Wayland Campus in Plainview.

Scholar Day – October 30, 2015

RSVP by October 26 to admitme@wbu.edu

McMurry University Honors Day Scholarship Competition

McMurry University Honors Day Scholarship Competition

Multiple scholarships will be awarded at each Honors Day.
 - Register online at admissions.mcm.edu/HonorsDay
 -Send your official transcript, including ACT/SAT scores

Dates - 
Saturday, November 24 - RSVP by November 7
Saturday, November 21 - RSVP by November 14
Saturday, December 12 - RSVP by December 5

  24 ACT/1090 SAT (critical reading+math) or high OR 3.5 GPA or higher
  Accepted to McMurry Universtiy

United States Presidential Scholars Program

United States Presidential Scholars Program

Word Version

August 25, 2015


SUBJECT: United States Presidential Scholars Program

The United States (U.S.) Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating seniors for their outstanding scholarship, achievement and promise of future success. Seniors chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars are selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where they will be presented with a medallion at a ceremony in their honor. While there, the students will engage with accomplished people and participate in conversations and events over issues that concern America and the world. 

 TEA invites high school seniors graduating between January and June of 2016 to apply for the opportunity to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar. The Texas Commissioner of Education will nominate ten male and ten female candidates to apply for the honor.

This year, President Obama amended the program by adding a new component – recognition for excellence among students in career and technical education (CTE). Therefore, TEA also invites high school seniors who are participants of a CTE program graduating between January and June of 2016 to apply for the opportunity to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar. In addition to the 20 candidates who will be nominated to apply, the Texas Commissioner of Education will nominate five additional students who have excelled in a CTE program to apply for the honor.

Please see TEA’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program webpage for more information: http://www.tea.texas.gov/Presidential_Scholar/

Application due date: September 11, 2015


For more information about this program, please contact Kelly Ocasio by email at kelly.ocasio@tea.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 936-6060.