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Education & Community Support

As an institution that was created for and by educators, we are committed to helping schools and students throughout Central Texas thrive. We give back thousands of dollars each year to various organizations and groups to help them reach students, families, teachers, and more.

And it’s not just money (although that’s pretty important!). Our employees are active in their communities and put in thousands of hours of volunteer work a year. We feel ok patting ourselves on the back for that.

Some of the organizations we support include:

  District/Organization Name
School Districts Austin ISD
Bastrop ISD
Georgetown ISD
Hutto ISD
Killeen ISD
Lake Travis ISD
Leander ISD
Pflugerville ISD
Round Rock ISD
San Marcos CISD
Education Foundations Bastrop Education Foundation
Georgetown ISD Education Foundation
Hutto Education Foundation
Pflugerville Education Foundation
Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation
Community Boy Scouts of America Capitol Area Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Communities in Schools of Central Texas
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Move Austin Forward
Quality of Life Foundation
Seton Hays Foundation
State of Education, Austin Chamber of Commerce
Westbank Community Library District
YMCA of Austin
High School Branches

In 2007, we decided to make it easier for high schoolers to learn money management with hands-on experience and with internship opportunities. The first of our in-school A+FCU branches was at San Marcos High School in San Marcos CISD, and since then we’ve opened branches at Connally High School and Hendrickson High School, part of Pflugerville ISD, Round Rock High School of Round Rock ISD, and Akins High School of Austin ISD.

RAISEup Texas

RAISEup Texas is a privately-funded organization that uses research-validated tools to help middle school students “learn how to learn.” We’ve partnered with University Federal Credit Union to invest half a million dollars to help RAISEup’s expansion efforts.

Their results are proven (and pretty amazing). In 2014, 75% of RAISEup Texas demonstration schools qualified for the Closing Performance Gaps distinction from the Texas Education Agency’s Closing Performance Gaps accountability program. That’s three times the rate of middle schools across the region.

With the combined fundraising efforts of A+FCU and UFCU, 16 more schools will be able to implement the RAISEup Texas Strategic Instruction Model (SIM). And that means more than 28,000 more students and 1,100 more teachers will benefit from the program.


Cash Back for Local Schools

We offer custom Cash-Back Checking debit cards to the following schools and school districts. For each purchase made with a spirit debit card, we’ll donate up to 10¢ to the school or school district. In 2021, we gave back over $219,400 to these schools and school districts.

  Supports 2021 Cash Back Amounts Issued At
Akins High School $16,568.35 Akins HS Branch
Buda Branch
South Branch
Connally High School $10,796.70 Connally HS Branch
Pflugerville Branch
Hendrickson High School $13,033.40 Hendrickson HS Branch
Pflugerville Branch
Hutto ISD $101,363.50 Hutto Branch
Lake Travis ISD $22,315.70 Bee Cave Branch
Round Rock High School $17,097.30 Round Rock HS Branch
Round Rock Branch
San Marcos High School $38,239.45 San Marcos HS Branch
San Marcos Branch

We’re committed to helping A+FCU and community members improve their financial well-being. With deep roots in education, we also understand the value a college degree can have. That’s why we award scholarships to hardworking high school and college students each year.

In 2023, we’re awarding sixty $2,000 scholarships to students who are or become A+FCU members or are the child of a current member. Eligible applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university and be:

  • Graduating high school seniors pursuing a major in education or other fields OR
  • College students pursuing an education degree who have been admitted to the College of Education and have a minimum of 60 collegiate hours OR
  • Teachers pursuing a graduate degree

The A+FCU Scholarship Application is now open.


Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 3, 2023. If you have questions or need additional information, please email [email protected] or call 512.533.4390.

Also, check out our blog to see a complete list of 2022 recipients.

Completion of a scholarship application in no way guarantees eligibility or scholarship funding. A scholarship committee appointed by A+FCU shall be the sole decision-maker regarding the awarding of any scholarships, and its decision shall be final. A+FCU reserves the right to amend the terms of any scholarship at any time without prior notice. The A+FCU scholarship is non-renewable; eligible students must reapply each year.