Each year, 20 college-bound students will receive $1,000 to help cover the cost of higher education. This scholarship program was created to honor Frank Price Cunningham and Helen Shipman Cunningham’s long-standing and dedicated service to the credit union. 

Here are the details:

  • To be eligible, students (or their parent/guardian) must be a Firstmark member in good standing. Not a member? Join today by simply filling out our membership application.
  • The funds can be used at any academically accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  • Five scholarships are reserved for students who plan to enter the education field.
  • Firstmark Credit Union employees, Board Members and their families are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program.
  • Application open in the Fall of 2024.
  • The application is processed through the San Antonio Area Foundation

With these scholarships, we believe we are “paying it forward,” to students who will work toward making a positive and meaningful difference in the world.

Individuals wanting to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Cunningham Scholarship Fund may do so by making their checks payable to the San Antonio Area Foundation and mailing it to:

Firstmark Credit Union – Cunningham Scholarship
PO Box 701650
San Antonio, TX 78270-1650

Please indicate on the check that your contribution is for the Cunningham Scholarship Fund.