Golden Apple Plus Educator Award

HCEA and HCESC Members Can Apply for $1k Award

Freedom Federal Credit Union gives an Annual Golden Apple Plus Educator Award of $1,000 to a Freedom member.  The member must be a deserving teacher, school administrator or school support employee. Scoring favors the plan with the greatest impact on local schools, classes, students, and/or the community at large. 1st and 2nd Runner-up awards are given for $250.00 each.


  1. Must be a Freedom Federal Credit Union Member
  2. Must be enrolled in Freedom’s Golden Apple Plus Program
  3. Must be a member of HCEA or HCESC


To enter, complete the entry form below and submit an essay that explains why you, as a teacher or education employee, deserve this award. Your essay may address any or all of the following questions:

  1. What is your creative idea to benefit your students, your class or your school that this money would help you complete?
  2. Will you take a continuing education class or classes to improve your own education and expertise (be specific) and how will that improve learning by your students?
  3. Will you purchase supplies for your school or classroom and how will it help improve learning by your students? If so, explain how.
  4. Will your idea, training, or purchases affect the Harford County Community? If yes, how so?

Please submit your Golden Apple Plus Educator Award Entry Form and essay to by May 1. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of Freedom employees, volunteers and community partners.

Entry deadline: May 1, 2017     Submit by email to:

A winner will be announced by June 15, 2017.

Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Application Deadline is March 31Maryland DC Credit Union Association Scholarship competition 2017

Freedom members are eligible for one of ten, $1,000 scholarships awarded by the Credit Union Foundation of Maryland/DC. Any Freedom member entering their freshman through senior year of college or trade school may apply. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. Winners will be announced in May, 2017.

Applicants may submit an essay, video, or photo entry —

  • This year’s essay topic: “As a credit union member, explain why someone should choose a credit union as their primary financial institution over alternative service providers, such as for-profit banks.”
  • This year’s video topic: “Create a 60-second advertisement targeted specifically for a younger viewer (under the age of 30) that highlights the benefits of credit union membership.”
  • This year’s photo topic: “Respectful”

Submit your entry at

Empty Stocking Fund 2016

Help Us Support Families in NeedEmpty Stocking Fund logo

Help us make the holidays brighter for families, children, and seniors in need. Once again we are supporting the Empty Stocking Fund to help our Harford County neighbors. You can help by bringing new, unwrapped toys, monetary donations, or food goods to any Freedom branch through the end of the year.

Get in the holiday spirit and make a donation to The Empty Stocking Fund this season!