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Scholarships & Grants

With rising college tuition costs, scholarships, financial aid, and grants are more important than ever. Security Service offers information and resources that can help your student get started on the right path.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Many foundations, corporations, institutions, trade associations, religious and ethnic organizations, and other groups offer scholarships. These awards are based on a wide variety of qualifications, including need, academic and athletic achievement, or special talents.

Visit our trusted sites below:

  • FinAid – This Financial Aid Information Page also offers financial aid advice
  • Fastweb!– This website is the leading scholarship search provider for students
  • The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation– Visit this scholarship clearinghouse and search their computer data base for available scholarships.

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
1250 NE Loop 410, Suite 810
San Antonio, TX 78209​

Security Service Scholarships

Security Service Federal Credit Union is committed to assisting members with their financial needs. Knowing that higher education is one of the keys to a successful future, Security Service annually awards scholarships to high school seniors to assist them in paying for their college education. This year, Security Service will award $2,500 scholarships to 20 outstanding high school graduates. Scholarships are non-renewable and can be used at any college or university of their choice.

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member, child, or grandchild of a member of Security Service Federal Credit Union
  • Be ranked in the top 15 percent of your graduating class
  • Be a high school student graduating in the Spring of 2017

Award Criteria

Winners are selected based on:

  • Academic achievements
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Character and leadership qualities
  • Community involvement

How to Apply

The scholarship application for high school seniors graduating in the Spring of 2017 will be available on September 1, 2016.

If you have questions regarding the Security Service Scholarship Program, please contact Kara Hall by phone at 210.476.4613 or by email at


Several grant programs are sponsored by the federal government. The best-known are Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOGs), which are need-based programs...

  • SEOGs are awarded at the discretion of each college's financial aid office
  • funds are limited, so not all deserving students will receive such grants
  • Be sure to visit the financial aid office of your college of choice
  • Additional grants may also be available through the Department of Education