We are pleased to announce we have awarded $35,000 in scholarships to local students

The FirstLight Community Foundation is proud to announce its 2023 scholarship award recipients, increasing its funding to $35,000 dollars- supporting students from El Paso, Fort Bliss, and Las Cruces communities. This year twenty-six community scholarships and nine FirstLight Federal Credit Union dependent scholarships were awarded, for a total of thirty-five $1,000 dollar scholarships.

Our 2nd Annual FirstLight Community Foundation Golf Classic was a great success, and we were able to raise scholarship awards from $25,000 in previous year.


You can view their personal stories-they are inspiring!

We Believe in You!

Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $100,000 in local scholarships and in the last two (2) years, raised over $200,000 in donations to support the mission and purpose.

You can view their personal stories—they are inspiring—as they talk about their motivation, their future, and their family.  


Dependent Scholarship Recipients  Mia Salazar and Jacob Salinas
Dependent Scholarship Recipients

Selection Criteria


Graduating Seniors Scholarship

  • Be a graduate of the Class of 2023 residing in the El Paso, Fort Bliss, or Doña Ana Communities.
  • Be an incoming college freshman at a two or four-year institution of higher learning or certified trade school.
  • GPA of 2.5 and higher.

FirstLight Dependent Scholarship

  • Must be a dependent of a full or part-time employee of FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Required to list on application.
  • Be a current college student at a two or four-year institution of higher learning or certified trade school.
  • GPA of 2.5 and higher.

The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to provide partial scholarship amounts to deserving applicants.

FirstLight Community Foundation

How to Prepare

  • Obtain Guidance Counselor contact information.
  • Be prepared to list the school (club, sport), work, and community activities.
  • Instead of a written essay, you will upload one (1) video. Be sure you are in a well-lit room. Creativity and energy are encouraged.
  • Note: only completed applications with video submission will be reviewed.