Community Internships & Scholarships

We are dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for students in the community. Thousands of dollars every year are awarded to current or future college students to give them the support and guidance they need to succeed.

Community Internship Application Scholarship Application


Community Internships

Internship Project Proposals accepted December 1 - January 31 

First Federal and Linfield College have teamed up to match the energy and skills of college students with the strategic goals of local nonprofits. First Federal funds up to five $2,000 internships for Linfield students to enable them to take on short-term internships with Yamhill County non-profits during summer semester.

Organizations selected to receive a First Federal Community Intern must have a defined project that will meet a specific goal for their organization and will be a fruitful educational experience for the intern.

First Federal’s program focuses on projects in one of three major areas of concentration:

  • Program Development/Evaluation
  • Administrative Systems
  • Resource Development

The average internship encompasses 80 to 200 hours of work, depending on the scope of the project and the number of credits for which the student registers.

For more details and to apply for a First Federal Community Intern, please click here. All internship applications are posted online through Linfield's Cat Connect system, including those not chosen for First Federal funding, so that students may view and apply to them.  

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Kristi Mackay (503) 883-2606 at Linfield College or Community Impact Coordinator (503) 435-3214 at First Federal. 


2018-19 Internships

  • Greater Yamhill Watershed Council - Community Outreach and Engagement Intern
  • McMinnville Parks and Recreation - Program Development and Analysis Intern
  • Remnant Initiatives - Cirriculum Development, Implementation, and Analysis Intern
  • Walnut City Music Festival - Event Planning and Coordination
  • Your Community Mediators of Yamhill County - Mediation Intern


First Federal Scholarships

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

Since 1922, First Federal has been serving the financial needs of residents in Yamhill County, and we are pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students. We annually award a $1,500 scholarship to one graduating senior at each Yamhill County public high school, and one "At Large" scholarship to one student enrolled in a private accredited high school or home schooled in Yamhill County.

To qualify for a scholarship, a student must be a graduating senior, and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year community college. Dependents of First Federal employees are not eligible.

Scholarship applications are available at each high school career counseling office, each First Federal Branch, and online.

Applicants are evaluated based on involvement in school activities, community service efforts, leadership qualities, and financial need.

For award consideration, eligible applicants must complete and turn in:

  1. Application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. A list of scholarships and financial aid applied for
  5. Most recent high school transcript

All documentation should be turned in to high school counselor, delivered to any First Federal Branch prior to application deadline, or mailed to the Home Office Branch. 


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2020 Scholarship Recipients

  • Vanessa Hernandez of Amity High School, will be attending Willamette University
  • Violet Holland of Dayton High School, will be attending Western Oregon University
  • Josiah Yuen of McMinnville High School, will be attending Seattle Pacific University
  • Brandon Barlow of Newberg High School, will be attending Oregon State University
  • Kaylah Hines of Sheridan High School, will be attending George Fox University 
  • Emily Hembree of Willamina High School, will be attending Chemeketa Community College
  • Samantha Clements of Yamhill-Carlton High School, will be attending Chemeketa Community College
  • Sandor Eszenyl of Chehalem Ridge Christian Academy, in "at large" category for private and home schooled students, will be attending George Fox University


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