Would your credit union like to help make the dreams of higher education a reality for young members? Through the New York Credit Union Association’s College Scholarship Program, your credit union can do just that!
Registration is now open for the 2023 College Scholarship Program, and with just one application, college-bound members are able to easily apply for up to three scholarships:
- the Association’s Statewide College Scholarship Program;
- your credit union’s scholarship (if you choose to offer one); and
- your chapter scholarship (based on chapter participation).
The student application process is conducted entirely online, and each credit union coordinator has access to view all of their credit union’s applicants’ submissions online. Once you’ve signed up to participate, all you have to do is promote the Scholarship Program to members — the Association will do the heavy lifting for your credit union. And if your credit union prefers, the Association will also administer your credit union’s own scholarship program.
In 2022, thanks to 69 credit unions and six chapters, the Association awarded $33,750 in college scholarships to 45 bright, hardworking young credit union members. The scholarships ranged from $500 to $1,500. The recipients were the top scorers among the over 750 applications submitted by credit unions across the state. Students were scored on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, honors, community service, leadership and writing.
Visit the Association’s website to learn more and register for the 2023 College Scholarship Program.