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Affinity FCU Foundation Offering $10,000 in Scholarships!

Basking Ridge, N.J. (March 1, 2018) – Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation announced today that the application period for its 2018 scholarship award program is now open. This year, 10 special members will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“Our members are the backbone of Affinity and there’s no better feeling than supporting them in their goals,” said Jacqui Kearns, Chief Brand Officer at AFCU. “We are a community connected, and are eager to award these scholarships to help those within the Affinity family grow and flourish.”

The scholarships to be awarded include:

  • The Robert L. Birkhahn Community Spirit Sponsorship: Dedicated to the late Affinity Executive Vice President Robert L. Birkhahn, this award is a tribute to the Birkhahn’s dedication to the community, which he showcased tirelessly throughout his lifetime and service to Affinity. This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors pursuing an undergraduate degree.

  • The Richard A. Romano Rutgers Scholarship: In honor of Richard A. Romano, a dedicated member of the Affinity Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, this scholarship is in tribute to his invaluable volunteerism and contributions to Affinity. Eligible students include current high school seniors who intend to attend Rutgers University, as well as transfer students and current Rutgers undergraduates.

  • The Affinity Continuing Education Scholarship: Dedicated to students continuing their quest for higher education, this award recognizes the hardship of completing a program during the later and most critical years of an undergraduate degree. This award recognizes students who are persevering through adversity to pursue their academic goals.  

If you’d like to learn more about Affinity’s scholarship opportunities, visit To be considered for a scholarship, submit your application at

For questions, please contact Jennifer Oakley via email at or by phone (800) 325-0808 ext. 3521.

About the Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation:
The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Affinity Federal Credit Union and its members. Together, we leverage our contributions to make impactful investments in local, grassroots charitable organizations, with a special focus on improving the financial lives of our members, friends and neighbors in the communities where we live, work, worship and attend school. Along with our volunteer efforts, together we are working to "Create Something Better." For more information, please follow us on Facebook (AffinityGives) and Twitter (@AffinityFCUfdn).

About Affinity Federal Credit Union

When you become a member of Affinity Federal Credit Union, you belong to something better – a community. With over 20 branches, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly serving the tri-state area. Affinity has over 140,000 active members and assets approximating $2.8 billion. With thousands of businesses, associations, clubs and individuals that comprise the Affinity family, we are truly a community connected. Affinity members have access to a network of over 5,000-shared branches and nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. As a member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution federally insured by NCUA, Affinity offers products and services designed to fit member needs, all while offering better and lower fees than most banks. From consumer and business banking services that include a full suite of deposit products, mobile and online banking, to auto, real estate, education and personal loans. Affinity has the right tools for your financial success.  For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook (AffinityFCU), Instagram (AffinityFCU) and Twitter (@AffinityFCU).  


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