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The Financial Awareness Network (FAN) was established in 2010 in direct response to the growing number of youth and adults with little or no financial education. FAN promoted and supported financial education by preparing these individuals for future financial success. The Financial Awareness Network closed its doors, but before doing so endowed a financial literacy scholarship with the NWFCU Foundation. This scholarship is intended to recognize youth who think about their financial future and demonstrate that they understand solid financial management principles and financial planning.  


Requirements: 


In order to be eligible for a FAN scholarship you must have had a Northwest Federal Credit Union account as the primary account holder for at least one year and live in the prescribed geographic area. FAN scholarships may only be applied to undergraduate education. 


PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. 


Clicking "Create your Account" will open a new window.  There you should:


1. Create your account.


2. Check your email and click the link to validate your email address.


3. Return to the original tab and begin applying.

Ben DeFelice, a Central Intelligence Agency career employee of 34 years, pioneered major benefit programs for the men and women who serve their country in intelligence. He spent two decades handling one of CIA's most delicate assignments: looking after the interests of CIA Employees who were missing, captured or killed in the line of duty and consoling their relatives. He ensured that employees who served the agency would not be forgotten.  


In September 1997, the CIA selected Mr. DeFelice to receive the prestigious Trailblazer award which was given to the 50 officers who were deemed to have made the most significant contributions in shaping the Agency and furthering the Agency's mission.  


Mr. DeFelice served for 31 years as Chairman of the Board for the Northwest Federal Credit Union and served for 9 years on the Board of Northwest Financials Services, formerly Northwest Services.


This scholarship created in Mr. DeFelice's name is for the individual who exemplifies his qualities of leadership, dedication and commitment in school, at home and in the community.   


Requirements:


Individuals wishing to apply for this scholarship must have been the primary account holder on a Northwest Federal Credit Union account for one year, and should they win this award, must apply the funds to undergraduate education. 


PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.


Clicking "Create your Account" will open a new window.  There you should:


1. Create your account.


2. Check your email and click the link to validate your email address.


3. Return to the original tab and begin applying.

Ben DeFelice, a Central Intelligence Agency career employee of 34 years, pioneered major benefit programs for the men and women who serve their country in intelligence. He spent two decades handling one of CIA's most delicate assignments: looking after the interests of CIA Employees who were missing, captured or killed in the line of duty and consoling their relatives. He ensured that employees who served the agency would not be forgotten.  

In September 1997, CIA selected Mr. DeFelice to receive the prestigious Trailblazer award which was given to the 50 officers who were deemed to have made the most significant contributions in shaping the Agency and furthering the Agency's mission.  

Mr. DeFelice served for 31 years as Chairman of the Board for the Northwest Federal Credit Union and served for 9 years on the Board of Northwest Financials Services, formerly Northwest Services.

The Central Intelligence Retirees Association (CIRA) is comprised of current and former employees or contractors of the Agency.  CIRA, in collaboration with NWFCU Foundation, created the CIRA Scholarship Program to recognize the demands placed on CIA families and the importance of supporting the educational goals of the children and grandchildren of current and former CIA employees.

Requirements:

In order to apply for the CIRA Scholarship, applicants must be a child or grandchild of a current or former CIA employee and must apply the funds to undergraduate education.
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Clicking "Create your Account" will open a new window.  There you should:

1. Create your account.

2. Check your email and click the link to validate your email address.

3. Return to the original tab and begin applying.