SLFCU Accepting Applications For Annual Scholarship Competition

Competition Ends May 31, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union’s (SLFCU) 2023 Scholarship Essay Competition is open through May 31, 2023, for students enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program, with a top award of $4,000. This is the 29th year the Credit Union has offered scholarships to its members.

This year, applicants are asked to address the following question in an essay of no more than 500 words: “Imagine you’ve been asked to teach someone about money management. What topics would you cover first and why?”

Applicants must also include a PDF copy of their latest transcript showing a current cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, a PDF of their resume, and one letter of recommendation provided by an adult who is not related to the applicant.

To qualify, an applicant must be a current SLFCU member and the primary account holder of an SLFCU savings account. There are many ways to become a member of SLFCU. Membership is open to family members of current and retired employees of the credit union’s partner companies; any resident of New Mexico, California, Arizona, Texas, or Colorado who is a member of The American Consumer Council; anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school in Valencia County; members of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History; and members of the Albuquerque International Association.

To learn more and to apply, visit

Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union is one of New Mexico’s largest credit unions by asset size, and serves
more than 132,000 members with 12 branches in the New Mexico area and one in Livermore, California. SLFCU
currently holds $3.5 billion in assets. Formed in 1948 by employees of Sandia National Laboratories, the field of
membership served by SLFCU now includes more than 1,100 partner companies in New Mexico and California.
Employees of those companies and their family members use SLFCU for financial services that include checking,
savings, home mortgages, auto loans, credit and check cards and investment services. Members enjoy a
nationwide, surcharge-free ATM system and free online account services. The Credit Union is federally insured
by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and is an Equal Housing Lender; we make loans without
regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.

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