ACU coach talking to football player
In Our Community

Actions speak louder than words

Abilene is our home and always will be

ATFCU is dedicated to good corporate citizenship. We’re involved and looking for new ways to connect with Abilene and the Big Country.

ATFCU Scholarship Program

The application process is now open!

The credit union awards at least ten $1,500 scholarships each year to members graduating from high school. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experience and evidence of financial responsibility.

To be eligible, a potential applicant must be a primary member of ATFCU, meaning he/she has an account in his/her name.  This account must have been established on or before November 13, 2023.  Other requirements are:

  • Applicant will be graduating from high school in May or June of 2024
  • Applicant intends to be a full time student for the 2024-2025 academic year at an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Applicant is not related to an ATFCU employee, Board member, or Supervisory Committee member

All applications must be submitted electronically. Please visit AwardSpring to register and get started.  Recommendations and an essay are part of the process.  The application deadline Is March 4, 2024.

Male graduate in cap and gown in front of a red brick building

See what we prioritize

  • Elizabeth Gray with students from Merkel Middle School

    Scholarships and Financial Literacy

    We offer scholarships for graduating seniors along with financial education online and in the classroom. You’ll find complete explanations further along on the page.

  • Three ATFCU employees by Boo at the Zoo sign

    Community Events

    We have been the proud lead sponsor of Boo at the Zoo since 2021 and the March of Dimes March for Babies in 2013 and 2019. ATFCU has presented the dramatic reading stage at the annual Children’s Literary Festival since 2013.

  • Young girl enthusiastically using laptop computer

    Supporting Children and Education

    We introduced Skip-A-Pay to the Abilene area in 2004. It’s a win/win/win for the credit union, our members and the Boys and Girls Club of Abilene.

Financial Literacy in the Classroom

Whether it’s a classroom discussion or a large in-school economic reality fair, we can help.

Elizabeth Gray is the Community Development Officer at Abilene Teachers FCU. Please contact her at (325) 677-2274 or [email protected] to discuss possibilities.

We want to put a good word in for the Banzai financial literacy classroom program. We provide all materials needed by the elementary, secondary and middle schools within our service area. Students nationwide and in the Big Country have enthusiastically received this interactive curriculum.

group of ATFCU employees and community volunteers at a reality fair

Check out our Economic Reality Fair video

If you would like more information about Economic Reality Fairs, please contact Elizabeth Gray at 325.677.2274 or [email protected].

A video showing high school students budgeting their household income and expenses.

Photo of member Ashley B

ATFCU cares about their members and their community. What more could you ask for?

Ashley A., member since 2017

March of Dimes. We’re advocating for the tiniest Texans.

We’ve worked closely with the March of Dimes in West Texas to aid their mission of decreasing premature births. It is not an exaggeration to state that MOD’s research positively impacts the life of every child born in the United States.

The work continues. On a corporate level, the credit union has elected to donate a penny for every ATFCU debit card transaction made since the beginning of 2013.

ATFCU employees and their children at the March of Dimes walk

Boys and Girls Club of Abilene is a positive place for kids to grow

Since 2004, members have had the opportunity to skip two loan payments each year for a modest $10 or $15 monthly fee.

All funds collected are forwarded to Abilene’s Boys and Girls Club to assist their meaningful work with Abilene’s children and teens. More than $2.2 million has been donated in the past 18 years.

On behalf of the kids, many thanks to our members for their continued participation!


James Boyd and Royce Curtis present a big check to representatives from Boys and Girls Club at 2023 Annual Meeting

Random acts of kindness

CU Around is a group of ATFCU employees getting out in the community spreading joy to others. We show up unannounced to perform random acts of kindness.

We have appeared at Chick-fil-A on St. Patrick’s Day and bought lunch for those wearing green. We delivered lunch to the florists in town on Valentine’s Day. Recently, we delivered a home-cooked dinner and Christmas presents to the homeless teens served by Youth Voice.

Since 2021, we have provided snack bags to the local UPS employees during Christmas week. Their workload grows each year and we thank them for delivering our presents!

Be on the lookout for our team in their bright blue and orange shirts.


CU Around members taking photo with UPS drivers at Christmas

More than a financial institution, we’re a member of the community

  • Since 2004, more than
    $ 2.4 million

    Donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Abilene on behalf of our members.

  • In 2023, more than

    Provided to area schools and nonprofits to support their operations.

  • Since 2006,

    Area students named as ATFCU scholarship honorees.

Donation Requests

Abilene Teachers FCU provides significant support to schools, nonprofits and organizations supporting education and children. If you would like your organization to be considered, please direct your request to [email protected].

Send an email to Kathy Mayer


Photo Credit: ‘ACHS Football’ goes to Lacey Fields.