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 (found here), 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 2020 deadline for submissions is February 3rd. For mailed submissions, a postmark of February 3rd will be accepted.
Winners are notified by phone, and are invited to attend the Annual Meeting on February 17th, if they would like to receive their scholarship check in person.
2019 High School Scholarship Recipients
2019 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.