Our Past, Supporting Your Future
In 1951, Arthur F. McIntyre became the first manager of SF Fire Credit Union. He spent his time here tirelessly working to improve not only the credit union, but the Bay Area community as a whole.
Every year, his scholarship awards $2,500 to high school and college-level students. At least two scholarships are awarded at each level. We are proud to honor his legacy by investing in our members' future.
How to apply
Applicants for the scholarship need to complete an application packet, which includes submitting an essay.
The essay should focus on the credit union philosophy of 'people helping people.'
How do credit unions help individuals, communities, and the country as a whole?
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a member of SF Fire Credit Union, and in good standing
- Be enrolled full-time at an accredited university, community college, or high school
- Have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher
The 2021 deadline for submissions is February 1st.
For mailed submissions, a postmark of February 1st will be accepted.
Winners will be notified and announced on Presidents' Day, February 15th, 2021.
2020 High School Scholarship Recipients
Riley Elizabeth Castagnola
2020 College Scholarship Recipients
Arthur F. McIntyre
After 30 years of service, Arthur retired from the San Francisco Fire Department in 1976. He spent most of his career at Engine 17, located behind the Mint at 5th and Jessie.
Arthur was dedicated to the idea of service. He was a WWII Veteran, a referee for High School and College basketball, a supervisor of the officials for the Pac Ten Conference, and was a key advocate for improving working conditions for San Francisco Firefighters.
In 1951, Fire Chief Edward Walsh asked Arthur to become the first manager of SF Fire Credit Union. Without his expansive vision and tireless efforts, SF Fire Credit Union would not be what it is today.
As a local credit union, we measure our success one member at a time. We want to get to know you and help you achieve your goals. Come into a branch or call us today. Our people are happy to serve you.