Customer Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students who plan to attend a higher-education institution in the fall of 2016. Scholarships will also be awarded to 2016 fall college sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Any career or major is eligible for college applicants. Scholarship winners will be selected based on school and community involvement, scholastic performance and educational goals.

All scholarships are $2,000 each.


The deadline to submit an application for a Customer Scholarship is March 1 of each year. Check back in the fall for the application.


Applicants must be:
  • A son or daughter of a current Northwest FCS customer; or
  • A son or daughter of an employee of a current Northwest FCS customer (the name of the current customer must be on the application in order to be considered).
  • Grandchildren of Northwest FCS customers are not eligible.
In addition, high school students must:
  • Be a 2016 high school graduate; and
  • Plan to attend any higher-education institution in the fall of 2016.
In addition, college students must:
  • Be a 2016 fall semester/quarter sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in a higher-education institution; and
  • Be enrolled in a full-time schedule (12+ credits); and
  • Not be a previous winner of a Northwest FCS college scholarship. High school scholarship winners are eligible to apply as long as they are of sophomore standing or greater and meet the above requirements. 

Children or grandchildren of Association Board of Directors or Northwest FCS employees are not eligible to apply.

Essay Instructions

Your essay helps the judges learn more about you and your future life plans. Please write an essay no more than a page in length, discussing the following topic:

  • What are your dreams for the future? When you look back on your life in 30 years, what will it take for you to consider your life successful?

Save your essay as a PDF file using the following naming convention for the filename:  Firstname.Lastname-essay.pdf (for example:  John.Doe-essay.pdf) and attach it to the online Northwest FCS Customer Scholarships Application form.

Selection Criteria

  • Leadership – Measured by positions held in student government, civic, and church groups. (35 points)
  • Extracurricular Activities – Measured by participation in sports, school, and community organizations as well as work experience. (35 points)
  • Essay – Measured by content and message. (20 points)
  • Academic Achievement – Measured by grades and transcripts. (10 points)

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Questions or comments?
Contact Heidi Whitman
Public Relations and Events Manager