Scholarships & College Planning
SLFCU's 2017 Scholarship Competition will be announced in Spring 2017.
SLFCU's 2016 Competition awarded a total of $9,250 to twelve winners, with a top prize of $3,000. Read excerpts from the winning essays.
The New Mexico Credit Union Education Foundation (NMCUEF) accepts applications for scholarships annually in the winter. The scholarship information and application are available at www.cuanm.com.
In addition to scholarships, SLFCU offers private student loans and loan consolidation. Visit our Student Loans page to learn more.
Prepare a college budget. SavvyMoney is a great place to start. It includes categories like food (consider off-campus meals, beverages, and snacks not covered by a meal plan), transportation costs, your cell phone plan, clothing and laundry, and extras such as athletic tickets and entertainment. Choose the Checkup tab and "Create a budget" in the drop-down for selecting a financial goal.