Does First Choice offer any scholarships to area students?

First Choice Federal Credit Union of New Castle PA is proud to offer two separate annual scholarships to area credit union members of Lawrence County.


Edward J Cialella was a longtime President of our Board of Directors and a pillar of the local Chapter of Credit Unions. Edward was committed to the success of not only our credit union, but the credit union movement as well. He was obsessed with the idea that education – it is the key to adding skills to unlock a person’s future.

Edward J Cialella Memorial Scholarship takes applications through April 10th, 2020 at any of the First Choice New Castle branches.


For over 15 years we have invested in the educational lives of our young members by offering scholarships. This scholarship is actually supported by 7 different credit unions in and around the Lawrence County area.

There are some rules for this scholarship. Applicants must be a member of their credit union prior to submitting an application. Members must be between the ages of 17 – 24, pursuing post-high school studies at a college, university or vocational trade school.

The 2020 Post High School Education $500 Scholarships accepts applications until April 10th, 2020.

Do you offer any other scholarships for Lawrence County residents?

Currently, we do not. However, we are discussing scholarships for late-bloomers and older citizens. Follow First Choice FCU on Facebook to stay up-to-date on these announcements, or signup for our First Choice FCU Information newsletter.

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