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There's a lot of good stuff going on at Education First Federal Credit Union. From expanding our service area to employees donating their time to the community, it's news you don't want to miss.

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2023 Press Releases

Education First Federal Credit Union 2023 College Scholarship Recipients Press Release

Kailey Washburn     Victor Paredez

Kailey Washburn - Jasper High School                  Victor Peredez - Kountze High School

Eli Quinn     Luke Watters

Eli Quinn - Lumberton High School                        Luke Watters - Silsbee High School

Christian Songe     Kinely Thompson

Christian Songe - Vidor High School                      Kinley Thompson - Warren High School

Paige Corn     Juliette Alfaro

Paige Corn - Warren High School                           Julianna Alfaro - West Brook High School

Kaitlyn Koba     Olivia Johnson

Kaitlyn Koba - West Brook High School                Olivia Johnson - West Brook High School


Education First Breaks Ground on New Location in Lumberton, Texas


Lumberton Branch Exterior Rendering

Architectural rendering of Lumberton branch exterior


Mike Rohr (, Director of Business Development, NewGround), Steve Clark (Regional VP of Business Development,

NewGround), Urjit Patel  (EFFCU COO), Bruce Clark (EFFCU CFO), Kevin Conn (EFFCU President & CEO)


Dean Wilcoxen (architect, NewGround), Bruce Clark (EFFCU CFO), Urjit Patel (EFFCU COO), Shirlene Cook

(EFFCU Board of Directors), Kevin Conn (EFFCU President & CEO), Deborah Scroggins, Dr. Lula Henry (EFFCU

Board of Directors), Miriam Pekar (EFFCU Board of Directors), Chris Busch (EFFCU Board of Directors).


Lumberton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandra Womack, Education First Business Development Officer

Troy Bolser, and Robb Starr, Lumberton MUD District Manager.


One way that Education First supports education is through our Paying It Forward Program.  Each time a member borrows with us, the credit union makes a donation on behalf of that member to the school of their choice. Since the program's inception in 2014, we have awarded over $357,000 in unrestricted funds to area schools. Find out how you can help us Pay it Forward today.

Read our press release to learn more about this year's Paying It Forward luncheon and donations.

Education First Federal Credit Union Awards $56,000 to local schools


Photo of 2023 Paying It Forward Luncheon     Attendees at 2023 Paying It Forward Luncheon     Attendees at 2023 Paying It Forward Luncheon

Education First CEO Kevin Conn presenting check to school administrator     Education First CEO Kevin Conn presenting check to school administrator



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