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Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award

Established in 2018, the Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award was developed in an effort to help subsidize the cost of tuition for students entering their first year of college.  Each year the 15 area schools that participate in the Neighbors Mascot Checking Program are invited to nominate one graduating senior to receive the scholarship.

Schools nominate students based on their character and commitment to living the “Neighbors Way.” Nominated students exemplified the credit union’s core values including Integrity, Respect, Trust, Stability, Community Involvement, Honesty, Empathy, Ethical Behavior, and Fairness.

Funds for the program are raised through three major avenues – the internal Employee Payroll Donation Program, the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Clays for a Cause, and NFCU’s Free Cash Back Checking account, which provides three cents to the foundation for every qualified debit card purchase. The remainder of the funds are generated from miscellaneous fundraisers and direct contributions from NFCU.

To date, we have awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to 82 students in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

The 2024 application period is now closed and 2025 applications will be open in January 2025.