The Genesis Group and First Source are pleased to announce what they hope to become an annual scholarship grant for teachers.
Originally founded as a Teachers Federal Credit Union, First Source gives back to our community in a multitude of ways with an emphasis on education.
“Traditional scholarships are most often given to the student,” said Pamela Way, Community Relations Supervisor for First Source. “We wanted to also give back directly to the educators. This new scholarship grant will allow for 3 classrooms to receive $1,000 each to fund a project or program that teaches personal finance and money management.”

The program must encompass financial education or money management in Oneida or Herkimer Counties for grades K-12 or college courses. For details and to apply, educators can visit
Applications are due by October 21, 2022. Winners will be announced at the Genesis Group’s Annual Celebration of Education Event at Hart’s Hill Inn on Thursday, November 17th at 5:30 p.m.

About First Source:
First Source Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, serving Members and our community since 1938. Originally founded as Utica Teachers Federal Credit Union, the name changed to First Source in 1992 to better reflect our broad and diverse membership. We provide financial solutions with a personal approach, to build meaningful relationships with our Members. First Source strives to help our Members make smart financial decisions and help our community grow and thrive. We serve over 50,000 Members with current branches in New Hartford, South Utica, North Utica, Herkimer, and Rome; a Member Care Contact Center, and Online & Mobile banking. Our Members have access to Interactive ATMs as well as over 30,000 nationwide surcharge-free ATMs. Connect with First Source and learn more at, through Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

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