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It's no wonder people want to be part of Scient FCU! As a nonprofit financial institution, we offer lower fees, reduced loan rates, and higher earnings on deposit accounts. How can you join thousands of others in taking advantage of such exceptional financial services? There are three paths to membership:

  1. Employer Groups
  2. New London Ties
  3. Consumer Council Membership

No matter how you qualify to join, a one-time membership fee of $5 is all that’s required to become a Scient member for life.

The Credit Union Difference

When you belong to a credit union, you’re a member of a not-for-profit financial institution. That means any revenues beyond expenses are reinvested in the form of better rates and lower fees for the members, unlike banks who pay their stockholders.

Each member owns a part of the credit union upon investing their “share” (this is the initial $5 deposit into your Scient Share Savings account) and receives one vote at the credit union’s annual meeting. Those votes choose our Board of Directors and each board member serves for a term and may be re-elected. Any member in good standing may run for an open position on the Board of Directors.

Credit unions offer many of the same products and services provided by for-profit banks, including checking, savings, loans and online banking. Credit unions even have a nationwide ATM network allowing fee-free access to your money.

Employer Groups

If you are an employee or retiree of one of the dozens of companies, organizations or government offices that make up our select employer groups (see list below), you qualify for membership. So do immediate family members of an employee or retiree of one or the employer groups.

Membership to Scient Federal Credit Union is open to employees, retirees and their immediate family members of the following approved companies, organizations and government offices:

  • 13 Pharma Resourcing
  • Accelis Pharma in East Windsor, NJ
  • AccountAbilities in New London, CT
  • Adecco Employment Services
  • Advance Service, LLC
  • Allegis Group
  • APS Healthcare Inc.
  • Aramark Corp
  • ARS, Inc.
  • AZ Corporation
  • Biocom in San Diego, CA
  • BKM Total Office
  • Blackburn Building Services, LLC
  • BLC Consulting
  • Bright Horizons Pfizer Kids
  • Bruckner Supply Company, Inc.
  • Cardinal Honda in Groton, CT
  • CCSI Inc.
  • City of New London, CT
  • Compass USA
  • Compucom
  • Connor & Connor Associates, LLC
  • Court Square Data Group, Inc.
  • CovX Research LLC in San Diego CA
  • Crothall Services Group in New London, CT
  • Dattco
  • Enzo in New York, NY
  • ExecyPharm, Inc.
  • Exelixis Inc. in South San Francisco, CA
  • FE Crandall Disposal Services
  • Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT
  • Fraser Commercial Services in East Lyme, CT
  • General Physics Corporation
  • Golden Compass, LLC
  • Housing Authority of the City of New London, CT
  • Hudson Global Resources
  • Infosys Technologies Limited
  • InnoPharma, Inc. in Piscataway, NJ
  • Innovo in East Brunswick, NJ
  • Insight
  • Integrated Facility Management
  • Integrity Integrators
  • Internection
  • J Craig Venter Institute in San Diego, CA
  • Janssen Research and Development, LLC in San Diego, CA
  • Johnson Controls
  • Johnson Hardware in Groton, CT
  • Jones Lange & LaSalle
  • Judge Technical
  • JW Associates
  • Keane, Inc.
  • KForce
  • L.C. Hutchins Plumbing & Heating
  • Manafort Brothers, Inc.
  • Manpower, Inc.
  • Mattern Construction Inc. in Baltic, CT
  • McCaughtry & Associates
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Money Concepts Financial Planning Centre
  • Moveplan
  • MResult Corporation
  • New London Historical Society
  • New Millennium Staffing, LLC
  • Nextira One
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmatek in San Diego, CA
  • Pinkerton Security Services
  • Private Contractors for the City of New London, CT
  • Pro Fitness Health Solutions
  • Public Library of the City of New London, CT
  • Radiant Systems
  • Raytheon Professional Services
  • Robert N. Giaimo Federal Building at 170 Orange Street, New Haven, CT (U.S. General Services Administration, Dept. of Defense, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Labor Department)
  • Sagarsoft
  • Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) in New London, CT
  • Sapphire Technology
  • Saybrook Associates in Groton, CT
  • Scient Federal Credit Union
  • Shear Magic in Groton, CT
  • Sigma Systems, Inc.
  • SL Your Partners in Health
  • Smith Hanley Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Sodexho
  • Southern CT Processing and Distribution Center who work in Wallingford, CT
  • St. Andrews Community Nursery & Day Care Center in New Haven, CT
  • Tech Air
  • The Nucon Group
  • Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) in Jewett City, CT
  • U.S. government security guards working at the postal facilities at 50 Brewery Street or 141 Church Street in New Haven, CT
  • U.S. Postal Services in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Brandford, Centerbrook, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Derby, East Haddam, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Hamden, Ivoryton, Madison, Milford, Moodus Naugatuck, New Haven, New London County, North Branford, Northford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Orange, Sandy Hook, Seymour, Shelton, Southbury, Westbrook, West Haven, Windham County and Woodbridge, CT
  • Venturi Technology Partners
  • Vertex Inc.
  • Volt Services Group
  • Williams Lea in New London, CT
  • World Travel Partners

New London Ties

You can join Scient if you live, work (or regularly conduct work-related business), worship or attend school in one of the 12 census tracts within New London County, CT. (Those tracts are 6901, 6902, 6903, 6904, 6905, 6907, 6908, 7022.01, 7022.02, 7023, 7025, and 7027). It only takes a minute to see if you live in one of those census tracts.

Consumer Council Membership

If you don't meet workplace or geographic eligibility guidelines, there's another option. You can join the credit union as a member of the American Consumer Council (ACC), Connecticut Chapter. The ACC is a non-profit organization focused on consumer advocacy and financial education. It’s free to join, and the ACC does not sell or share membership data without the consent of its members.

No matter how you qualify to join, a one-time membership fee of $5 is all that’s required to become a Scient member for life.

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