2024 Rudy Mead Scholarship Award

Rudy PhotoRussell (Rudy) Mead served on the Supervisory Committee of Spokane Firefighters Credit Union from his appointment on July 10th, 1956 until his last meeting, March 25th, 2008, almost 52 years.  Rudy’s commitment to our organization, his strong work ethic and sense of community embody the spirit of our organization.  We have created a scholarship to honor his memory.

Each year, the Spokane Firefighters Credit Union will award up to two (2) scholarships valued at $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors that are members of Spokane Firefighters Credit Union.  If you are not currently a member of Spokane Firefighters Credit Union, you must open a membership to be considered for the scholarship. 

The scholarships will be awarded to students who will graduate high school in the current school year and will enroll in an accredited college or university (either 2 or 4 year) in the fall of the same year.

Applications will not be accepted for enrollment as a part-time student, for vocational or trade schools or for adult remedial education courses.

Complete applications must be returned to the following address by May 24, 2024 and must also include a current transcript of the high school or college (Running Start) academic record.

Complete electronic submissions may be emailed to scholarship@firecu.net.

Applications must be complete to be considered and paper applications should be delivered to the SFCU office:

Scholarship Committee
Spokane Firefighters Credit Union
2002 N. Atlantic Street
Spokane, WA 99205

Applications will be judged on:

Academic Achievement

Declaration of Career Goals

Extracurricular Activities

Letters of Recommendation

Financial Need (Tie-breaker)


Program Documents:

Rudy Mead Scholarship Application