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The FirstLight Community Foundation Scholarship portal is now open through April 19, 2021.  Graduating high school seniors from the El Paso, Fort Bliss, and Las Cruces Communities are eligible to apply here.  No paper and no written essays…just a few questions and videos to showcase your background and creativity.  Last year, we awarded 14 scholarships and hope to award even more in 2021.

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We cultivate We partner with local schools, universities, trade and technical schools to provide financial in-person or virtual financial education.
We collaborate Through outreach programs, we work with community and non-profit organizations to build financial confidence
We empower Through grantmaking, member contributions, and the generosity of the community, we provide educational scholarships to our servicing school districts in El Paso, Ft. Bliss, and Las Cruces communities.



To elevate individual and community financial wellness.

Through our people, our community, and our industry partners, our Foundation wants to

  • cultivate new relationships
  • collaborate with students, administrators, business owners and nonprofits
  • empower our community to enrich their financial lives

We believe we have a social responsibility to elevate financial literacy/education efforts in our communities. We strive to:

  • Inspire social change via diversity, equity, and inclusion in what we do
  • Find new and alternative ways to promote financial education in our serving communities
  • Work with schools and nonprofits alike…being part of the discussion and framework to build our communities financial well-being.


You want to make a difference in your community? Your financial generosity makes a big difference in the lives of our future leaders. Make a donation today!

If you are a school administrator, business owner, or nonprofit organization, the Foundation can provide certified financial counselors, licensed financial advisors, or just high-energy team members to speak to your students, employees, or soldiers in your classroom or special event.  Contact us today @