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As an educational credit union, we've customized our student services and programs to fit your lifestyle. Our goal is to provide you with all the financial tools you need to succeed. We offer:

Hubert O. Sibley 2 + 2 Florida Prepaid Tuition Scholarship Plan

South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union (SFEFCU) has helped hundreds of students attend college since 1995. Each year, 15 Tuition Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students, affording them the opportunity to embark on their college dreams without the worry of financial hardships.

Applications

Applications for our Undergraduate Scholarship become available each year in February and have a completion deadline in March.

Qualifications*

  • Be a High School Senior
  • Be a resident of the State of Florida for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the application deadline
  • Seniors or their parent/legal guardian must have had a SFEFCU account for at least one year prior to completing the scholarship application
  • Student applicant must have a SFEFCU primary Savings Account (a Savings Account in their own name) by the application deadline
  • Plan on attending one of the accepted schools

*Additional information is required and fully explained on the application.

Winners

The scholarship is awarded to the winners at the end of May, but cannot be used until the following Fall semester. Applicants not selected will not be notified.

2020 Winners
Rebecca Mia Bergnes Anabel Echemendia Hannah Rosa Edgar
William Joseph Garcia Elahna Goldstein Elijah R. Jean
Luke Delio Jimenez Candice Chanel Johnson Na'kiaya U Lane
Miguel Angel Lemus Jr. Kelvin Carl Li Layla D Mabjish
Eily Reinoso Laura Rivera Roseline Sues

Graduate School Scholarship

South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union (SFEFCU) annually awards ten (10) $1,000 scholarships to eligible students entering, or already attending, graduate school.

OFFICIAL RULES

Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students entering, or already attending, graduate school. The recipients' names will be randomly drawn from a pool of qualified applicants.

Administrator: This program is administered by South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union, 7800 SW 117 Ave., Miami, FL 33183.

Source of Funds: Scholarship awards are funded by South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union, 7800 SW 117 Ave., Miami, FL 33183.

TO APPLY:

Members may apply only by submitting a signed and completed SFEFCU Graduate School Scholarship Application. Incomplete or unsigned applications or applications containing inaccurate information cannot be considered.

Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, September 8th to closing time on Friday, October 30th, 2020 and the scholarships will be awarded in late November.

Applicants can submit their completed and signed application either via email to: ScholarshipDesk@sfefcu.org or via regular mail to: 7800 SW 117 Ave, Miami, FL 33183. All applications must be received or postmarked on or before Friday, October 30, 2020.

ELIGIBILITY:

An applicant must have been a primary member in good financial standing for at least one year prior to the date of the application. "Good standing" means that the applicant has not been delinquent on a loan obligation or overdrawn on a share account for the 12 month period immediately preceding the date of the application, and has not previously caused SFEFCU a loss.

Applicant must already have been accepted into an eligible degree program. Graduate programs offered by regionally accredited universities or colleges within the United States in any area of study are eligible. Graduate courses may be in classroom, online or hybrid classes. The graduate school's letter accepting the student into the graduate degree program, or confirmation of enrollment must be submitted with the application.

An applicant, if not a previous recipient of this graduate scholarship, can apply in more than one year. Recipients of the undergraduate Hubert O. Sibley Scholarship may apply for a Graduate School Scholarship.

RANDOM DRAWING:

Students submitting completed applications in compliance with the requirements will be assigned numbers for the purposes of the drawing. The recipients will be selected from among all eligible applications via a random drawing. The drawing will be conducted at the South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union office located at: 7800 SW 117th Ave, Miami, FL 33183. The Administrator, whose decisions are final and bonding in all matters, will conduct the drawing. Odds of being a recipient depend on the number of eligible applications received. The potential recipients will be contacted via telephone, email, and/or mail. If the potential recipients do not respond to the notification within 10 days from the first notification attempt, if the potential recipient fails to complete all required procedures within the specified time period, or if a potential recipient is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such a person shall be disqualified and an alternate recipient may be selected. Credit Union Officials and an independent audit firm will supervise the selection process.

NOTIFICATION:

Selected recipients of the Graduate Scholarship will be notified by telephone, email, and/or mail.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:

Recipients must qualify and submit the required documents listed below for reimbursement within 60 days of the Graduate Scholarship notification or forfeit the scholarship. When the confirmed documents are received, the funds will be placed in the recipient's account within 30 days.

  1. An OFFICIAL transcript showing a passing grade and credits earned for the fall quarter on eligible course(s) at a regionally accredited university or college.
  2. Paid tuition receipts for student showing the balance paid for the fall quarter.

Scholarship funds cover tuition, associated fees and required course books only for the fall term of the year the scholarship is awarded. Tuition reimbursement by employers, etc. will not affect the ability of the recipient to receive the award money.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND PUBLICITY:

Photographs of the recipients may be taken by SFEFCU for use in SFEFCU publications and may be released to the news media. Recipients must contact the SFEFCU's Marketing Department to have their picture taken or they may submit an appropriate photograph. Scholarship recipients must consent to the use of their name, photographs, likeness, and limited biographical information for publicity and advertising purposes without further compensation, where permitted by law. All applicants release SFEFCU, as well as their officers, directors, employees, members, and all others associated with the development and execution of this scholarship program (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability with respect to, or in any way arising from, this scholarship program and/or acceptance or use of the scholarship funds, including liability for personal injury, damages, death or monetary loss.

MDC Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship

Applications

No need to apply. All MDC students who are South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union (SFEFCU) primary members are eligible to win our MDC Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship.

Qualifications

  • Be a Credit Union primary member
  • Be enrolled in at least one credit course towards the completion of a MDC degree
  • Complete the course with a "C" letter grade or better to receive reimbursement

Winners

This scholarship is awarded at the end of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The winner will be selected by lottery at the end of each semester and will be reimbursed that semester's tuition (up to $1,000). Proof of successful course completion and a receipt for courses paid will be required. Applicants not selected will not be notified.

* All MDC students are eligible for SFEFCU membership. All SFEFCU primary members who attend MDC and have notified the Credit Union of their MDC student status, have an equal chance to win. Scholarship will be deposited into the student member's SFEFCU account for courses passed with a "C" letter grade or better as reimbursement of that semester's tuition up to $1,000.

Additional Scholarships

Caution! — The scholarships and financial aid resources listed below are not affiliated with South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union. Be careful of any service or person guaranteeing you a scholarship for a service charge. Remember, anything that sounds too good to be true, probably is.

U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid

FAFSA — The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine student's eligibility for federal grants, loans and work-study programs.

Florida Department of Education

Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application — The Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) is the application for all state-funded student financial aid programs, including the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Miami Dade College (MDC)

Scholarship Page — Free search engines, private scholarships and transfer student scholarships.

College Board

Scholarship Search

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

Summer Internship

For more information on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools internship program, please visit their site.

International Students

Our services include MDC International students. We acknowledge the sacrifice involved in furthering your education and want to assist you with all of your financial needs. The following forms of identifications will be accepted for membership:

  • Current Foreign passport
  • Current US Government issued VISA
  • Current Florida Driver License (or other US state issued DL)
  • Current Florida issued Identification Card

High School Branches

Our high school branches are coordinated by a Credit Union staff member who is present during the school's branch hours of operation. Each high school branch works closely and is sponsored by a South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union branch.

If you are interested in adding a High School Branch at your location, please contact us at youthed@sfefcu.org.