NEFCU Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarships

New England Federal Credit Union

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Grant amount: US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Counties in Vermont: Chittenden County, Franklin County, Grand Isle County, Lamoille County, Washington County

Location of residency: Counties in Vermont: Chittenden County, Franklin County, Grand Isle County, Lamoille County, Washington County

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New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU), headquartered in Williston, is a member-owned financial institution serving communities in the six counties of northwestern Vermont. With more than 88,000 members and $1 billion in assets, we are the largest Credit Union in Vermont. Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the six counties of northwestern Vermont (Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Lamoille) is eligible for membership. 

At NEFCU, we're in the business of empowering our members to make good financial decisions so they can improve their overall quality of life. We offer solutions that are tailored to their needs and appropriate to their circumstances. We supplement these solutions with free programs in financial education, so that our members and the general public can develop sound money management skills that they can practice for a lifetime. 

We provide our members with a full range of financial products and services, with very competitive rates, fewer fees and unparalleled levels of convenience. Our dedication to a higher standard of service and the value in our products help us to consistently exceed our members' expectations. 

We understand that a local, Vermont-based financial institution can only be as strong as the communities which it serves. Therefore, we are actively engaged in community events and programs that help to improve the overall quality of life here. 

STEM Scholarships

Inspired by the National Science Foundation, NEFCU is helping to increase the number of individuals who choose careers in the hard sciences by providing annual scholarships to applicants who best demonstrate their commitment to science, technology, engineering or mathematics. NEFCU awards three $3,000 scholarships yearly to NEFCU members applying to or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate science program.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicant must be a member in good standing with the Credit Union. 
  • Applicant must be applying to or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college, trade school, or university (minimum 6-credit semester or the equivalent).
  • To be eligible for the NEFCU Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, the field of study must be one of the following:
    • Biological sciences;
    • Computer and Information sciences;
    • Physical sciences;
    • Engineering;
    • Mathematical sciences;
    • Geosciences; or
    • Technology areas associated with the preceding fields of study.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Membership in NEFCU is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington, Lamoille, and Addison counties in Vermont.


  • Employees and Volunteers of NEFCU, as well as members of their immediate families and households are not eligible.
  • Previous NEFCU scholarship recipients are also not eligible.
  • Applicants applying under parent(s) member number will not be considered.