Let’s make Houston stronger.
We build community by giving back.
At First Community, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. With a big heart for education, we work with the Houston Texans and other community groups to benefit Houston teachers and schools. Here’s a look at how we do it!
Stars in the Classroom
Each year, we team up with the Houston Texans to help students thank ten exceptional Houston area teachers (Elementary – High School). From September 1st through November 15th each year, students can nominate teachers who’ve made an impact on them to show their appreciation for all they do in the classroom. Winning teachers receive:
- A visit from a Houston Texans player
- A commemorative, custom game ball
- Two (2) tickets to a Houston Texans home game with sideline passes
- $500 donation to your school district in honor of the winning teacher
- $200 Gift Card compliments of Palais Royal
Students: If your teacher wins, so do you! When you nominate a winning teacher, we’ll give you a football autographed by a Houston Texans player.
TORO Shoots for the STAAR
We’ve teamed up with TORO to get elementary students pumped up for the STAAR! This educational assembly emphasizes the importance of preparing for the test both physically and mentally. During the 30 - 45 minute program, TORO video conferences with
Houston Texans players and cheerleaders to discuss top test prep tips:
- Proper nutrition
- Daily exercise
- Attentive listening
- Consistent study habits
The program includes audience interaction, fun prizes, and an activity book for each student to take home.
Teachers: Win a free assembly! Nominate your school for the chance to win a free visit with TORO, the Official Mascot of the Houston Texans!
Nominations will open in August 2019.
Calling college-bound members who need a hand
.It is our privilege to reward deserving student members with college scholarships via our Annual Scholarship Program. Each March, we award up to five scholarships of $4,000 each to qualified members.
Students: Scholarship application now available! Learn more about our selection criteria and application requirements — and complete your application, today!
Thanks to all this year’s applicants! This year’s scholarship application period is closed. Be sure to check back starting in July to download next year’s application and learn more about our selection criteria.
Eligibility: Note that to apply for our Annual Scholarship Program, students must:
- Be a graduating high school senior who will attend a college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 on a 5.0 scale.
- Be a primary member of First Community Credit Union with a savings account open and in good standing for at least 90 days prior to official application deadline for that year.
- Complete and deliver a physical copy of your application and required support material to our Scholarship Committee by the official deadline for that year.
Congratulations to all of our 2018 Scholarship Winners
- Julianna Trapp
- Brandon Kang
- Warren Vu
- Kate Johnson
- Sean Daly
- Emily Atkinson
- Evan Davis
Our 2020 scholarship program requires graduating high school seniors to submit their application by January 18, 2020, and therefore, to have opened a savings account with us no later than Monday, October 18, 2019.
A big heart for the Houston community.
We’re proud to support school districts and organizations throughout the Greater Houston area through charitable donations and community outreach. From our Annual Food Drive to our work with Children’s Miracle Network, and our annual Operation: Stocking Stuffer toy drive, we work to build a better tomorrow for Houston. We also host Shred Days to help protect your privacy by destroying confidential information.
Building financial awareness.
We’re big believers in education. That’s why we educate our members on financial topics for a lifetime. We promote financial awareness through member seminars on investing, auto or home buying, saving for retirement or education, and more.
Partnering with organizations.
We make selective donations to non-profit organizations that align with our credit union values as well as benefit the FCCU community.
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