College Funding

Let us help you get the higher education you desire

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.


11th Annual Scholarship Award Program from Hughes!

Hughes is awarding four (4) scholarships to high school seniors who are members of Hughes. Scholarships will be awarded to those students who have shown scholastic excellence, participated in community service and are interested in advancing their education. Winners will receive $2,500, $2,000, $1,000 or $500. To qualify, you must be a high school senior entering a college, university or trade school.

Steps to Win

  • Fill out the application form
  • Write an essay, on how we can better attract and serve young members. Your essay can include an advertisement, visuals and/or a :30 second video. Be creative. There is no set template for a winning essay!
  • You cannot be related to any Hughes employee or board of director member.
  • Essay must be printed or typed. Applicants can provide a link and/or email their video to
  • Submit your completed application and essay by March 12, 2016 to:
    Hughes Federal Credit Union
    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    PO Box 11900, Tucson, AZ 85734
    Fax: 520-205-5699

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. The Credit Union will notify all applicants of the results. All applications received become the property of Hughes and will not be returned. Scholarship applications will be available beginning January at any Hughes branch, on our website, or by calling the Scholarship Committee at 520-794-8341 during regular business hours. Please do not email confidential information. 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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