The You First Foundation is pleased to support families who’ve been adversely affected by traumatic medical events by awarding scholarships to students to continue their education. Each year through your generous financial contributions, we award deserving students with scholarships up to $6,000. Since beginning this program, we've awarded over $116,000 in scholarships.

The You First Foundation is a charitable organization formed by the employees of First Service Credit Union after the loss of a coworker and beloved friend from a brain aneurysm. The foundation’s mission is to improve the lives and educational opportunities of those affected by traumatic medical events.


This scholarship is designed to assist students, of all ages, in furthering their education. In addition to being affected by a traumatic medical event, the applicant must meet the following qualifications to be considered for the scholarship.

  • Be a resident of Texas.
  • Be a high school graduate or GED recipient.
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational school within the United States. Part-time and full-time students may apply.
  • Must have a 2.7 minimum GPA.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Provide high school or GED transcripts.
  • If applicable, provide college, university, or vocational school transcripts.

Selection Process

Deadline Extended: We will begin accepting applications on May 14, 2021 with submissions due on July 14, 2021. All applications are reviewed by the You First Foundation Scholarship Committee, and the winner will be selected and contacted by August 11, 2021. The committee is comprised of foundation board members and operates as an independent panel to identify the best candidates.

Award Disbursement

You First Foundation will award deserving students scholarships up to $6,000 each. The scholarship is payable directly to the educational institution.

Completed scholarship packets must be mailed to the address below and postmarked by July 14, 2021. Emailed and hand-delivered packets will not be accepted. For ease of processing by our volunteers, please do not staple your packet.

You First Foundation
Attn: 2021 Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 143
Katy, TX 77492

2021 You First Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the support of community members like you, the You First Foundation was able to award scholarships to 16 deserving students in 2021. Get to know the winners!

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