Core Community Values


At ORNL Federal Credit Union, we have a responsibility to be a good corporate citizen, by actively getting involved and making a difference by giving back and helping to improve the quality of life for others in our communities. We are as passionate about issues, ideas and helping organizations in our community as we are about helping our own members. Why? Because we understand that the only way we truly thrive, as individuals, as neighborhoods, and as communities, is together.

ORNL FCU supports community organizations that align with our four Core Community Values. 

Community Impact

Community Improvement

We build things. Sometimes with our hands. Often with our hearts and minds. Arts programs. Educational programs. Wellness initiatives. If it positively impacts the people of East Tennessee, we want to be involved.

Financial Literacy

We design and teach educational programs that help people feel confident about managing their own money. Because there is no magic wand. No fairy stock or bond mother. A little basic financial education can go a long way to helping people secure their financial future.

Innovation Advancement

Silicon Valley isn’t the only place where 20-somethings stay up all night drinking Red Bull, creating the next killer app. Not if we have anything to say about it.



B.A. Candler and J. McKittrick Scholarships

Are you an ORNL FCU member planning to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville? You may qualify for our educational scholarship awarded annually.

Each year, ORNL Federal Credit Union, through the University of Tennessee general scholarship fund, awards scholarships to deserving students/members with excellence in education and social merit. A minimum of two (2) scholarships are awarded annually: One B.A. Candler Scholarship and one John McKittrick Scholarship.

The scholarships provide $1,000 toward the cost of tuition, books, and other school-related expenses. 

Begin by downloading the PDF below and completing the scholarship application process.

Download Application