Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation and Justice Federal Credit Union

Building Futures Across the Nation

The Building Futures Across the Nation Scholarship program was established to address the Credit Union’s desire to encourage continuing education while reaching out to the Justice, and Law Enforcement communities.

Justice Federal Credit Union

The Justice Federal Credit Union approves a fund distributed amongst applicants selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee. 50% of the total funds awarded will go to individuals pursuing a degree in the Field of Justice. Justice Federal Credit Union and Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation, Inc. officials, employees and their families are not eligible to compete. Applicant is only eligible if pursuing a degree beyond primary education/high school diploma.

Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation

The Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation was founded with a mission to offer programs and engage in charitable activities that promote education, recognize professional excellence and caring for others, reduce hardship, and improve the lives of Justice Federal Credit Union Members; and members and their families within affiliated law enforcement and criminal justice organizations, nonprofit associations; and the greater justice and law enforcement community.

The Foundation is pleased to award Scholarships in honor of the following heroes:

Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena Scholarship
Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena (July 26, 1947 - February 9, 1985) selflessly served as an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was abducted and killed while on assignment in Mexico. Each year, Mr. Camarena’s memory and sacrifice are honored during DEA’s Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s largest drug prevention awareness program.

John Patrick O’Neill Scholarship
John Patrick O’Neill (February 6, 1952 - September 11, 2001) served as Special Agent in Charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation until his retirement in 2001, when he became Head of Security at the World Trade Center. Tragically, he was killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City while selflessly coordinating evacuation efforts.

John Howland Wood Jr. Scholarship
John Howland Wood Jr. (March 31, 1916 – May 29, 1979), was an American lawyer and judge from Texas. He served as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas before assassinated in San Antonio, in 1979. Wood's killing was the first assassination of a federal judge in the 20th century. Judge Wood was well-known for his sentencing of drug traffickers; he was assassinated in a contract killing placed by a Texas drug lord who was awaiting trial.

The Building Futures Across the Nation Scholarship and the Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation Scholarship winner(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee and notified in late May 2020 by phone and/or email.


To compete in the Building Futures Across the Nation Scholarship Competition —

 Download your Scholarship Application here.
 Provide your Justice Federal Member Number as required.
 Thoroughly complete the Scholarship Application, supply all requested information.
 Attach all documents requested. (See Scholarship Competition Checklist on application)
 Sign the Student Acknowledgement.
 OPTIONAL: Complete and sign the Supplemental Financial Information page if you are interested in a scholarship based on financial need.

Mail your Scholarship Application postmarked no later than April 3, 2020.


We are now accepting electronic submissions through our Secure Email.


Scholarship Applicant must retain Credit Union membership as a primary account holder. To establish Membership or open an account as a Primary account holder see details below.

Scholarship Applicant’s Account must be in Good Standing with the Credit Union. Applicants will be disqualified if they are delinquent on loan payments, have a negative balance, have a dormant account, caused the Credit Union a loss, or failed to submit a completed application.

Not a Member? Join Today

To establish membership, a one-time deposit of $5 is required in a Share Savings account. Apply Online, visit your nearest branch, or call us at 800.550.5328 to join today.


Applications may be submitted:

In Person: Visit your nearest branch, by close of business
Friday, April 3, 2020.

By Mail: Applications must be postmarked by
Friday, April 3, 2020.

Justice Federal Credit Union
Attn: Scholarship Committee
5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200
Chantilly, Virginia 20151

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Important Legal Disclaimers and Information

The IRS recognizes the Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt, National Non-Profit Charitable Foundation. The Foundation’s annual financial report is available by request to the Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. Tax ID Number: 81 - 4593745.