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Funding your college education takes a lot of financial planning, but we can help you with all your needs with a savings account, our Hughes Scholarship and IRAs. Read on to learn about all our options.

13th Annual Hughes Scholarship

This year Hughes is awarding $10,000 in scholarships to high school seniors! To qualify, you must be a high school senior entering a college, university or trade school and be a member of Hughes.*

How to Enter

You may submit an essay OR a video that answers the question: How do you plan to manage your finances as a college student and how can Hughes help?

Then complete the online scholarship application form and upload your essay or link to your video.

Scholarship applications are due March 4, 2018. 

  • Essay Option. Write a 500-750 word essay. It will need to be submitted as a PDF, DOC, or DOCX file.
  • Video Option. Record a 30-60 second video. The video should be HD quality (720p or better). The video will need to be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo.



Scholarships will be announced at the Hughes Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Five (5) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. 

*The higher education institution must be an accredited college, university, business or trade school. Applicants must have a Main Share Savings account in their name at the Credit Union with a $50 par value share minimum balance. Applicants cannot be related to a Hughes employee or a Hughes Board of Director. The Credit Union will notify all applicants of the results. All applications received become the property of Hughes and will not be returned. Certain restrictions apply.


Help your new graduate succeed with GradFunds

Graduating from high school or college marks the beginning of a new and exciting stage in your life. Sign up for our GradFunds gift registry by opening a GradFunds savings account to have funds deposited directly into your account, or fill out and send in the GradFunds Gift Registry.

Make it easy for family and friends. Open your GradFunds Graduation Gift Registry today at any Hughes branch. For more information call 520-794-8341.

GradFunds package

Graduating from high school or college is a big life achievement and it marks the beginning of a new and exciting stage in your life. What starts out anyone better than money? Make it easy for relatives and friends to add money to your account.

  • GradFunds Gift Registry
    Sign up for a special GradFunds gift registry through our You Name It Savings account to have funds deposited directly into your savings account. You can access it through your online banking login. Cash gifts are directly deposited into your Hughes checking or savings account.
  • GradFunds Registry Cards
    Make it easy for your family and friends to deposit graduation money into your Hughes GradFunds savings account by printing out these cards, which will give them the information they need. All your relative or friend needs to do is fill out GradFunds registry card and bring it into a Hughes branch along with their cash or check. We'll make the deposit into your account where you can easily access it.
  • GradFunds Gift Announcement Cards
    The GradFunds gift announcement card lets a special graduate know they've just received money from you. Use it to wish them well with their future and let them know you've contributed to it.

Let us help you choose the right IRA for you

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) should be part of everyone's long-term investment plan. With as little as $100, you can open an IRA with Hughes. We offer Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Get started on planning your financial future today.

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