2017 Statewide Scholarship Program

With the New York Credit Union Association's annual, statewide Scholarship Program, your credit union or chapter can offer college scholarships to deserving young members. In 2016, scholarships awarded ranged from $250 to $1,500.

This program is an exciting example of the credit union "people helping people" philosophy in action. In 2016, the New York Credit Union Association awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 49 students across the state, enabling the next generation of leaders to achieve their dreams of a college education!

Important dates:

  • Oct. 11, 2016: Deadline to register and submit payment for the 2017 program
  • Dec. 30, 2016: Deadline for students to submit applications to credit unions
  • Jan. 13, 2017: Deadline to submit completed scholarship applications to the New York Credit Union Association
  • May 2017: Your credit union will receive notification regarding 2017 winners and awards.

Participating credit unions

How to participate:

Mail to:
Scholarship Program
New York Credit Union Association
1021 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Suite 3
Albany, New York 12205

Watch for notification in May regarding our 2017 winners!

Offer your own scholarships!
If your credit union or chapter would like to offer your own scholarship(s) as well, we'll provide you with a list of your credit union's top 10 applicants for a nominal fee. Please see the program brochure for details.
Students apply for the scholarships directly through their own credit unions.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Need assistance? Simply contact Heather D'Arcy at or call (800) 342-9835, ext. 8127.

2016 Statewide Scholarship Winners

Thanks to 91 credit unions and nine chapters, the Association awarded $25,000 to 49 students across the state.

Congratulations to the 2016 New York Credit Union Association Statewide Scholarship Winners! 

Patrick Angerame - Hudson Valley FCU Alexander Li - Palisades FCU
Joseph Armenia - Sweet Home FCU Stephanie Li - Corning FCU
Alexander Barrett - Bethpage FCU Emily Magasic - Polish & Slavic FCU
Kelsey Barrus - Greater Chautauqua FCU Cooper Maney - Sidney FCU
Joanna Barton - Polish & Slavic FCU Peter Manos - Polish & Slavic FCU
Patrick Bubel - Hudson Valley FCU Allison McCarthy - Palisades FCU
Magnus Cleveland - Lockport Schools FCU Jake Mullen - Syracuse Fire Department EFCU
Siara Clos - SEFCU Aimee Mullins - Teachers FCU
Michael Deegan - Bethpage FCU Elizabeth Pasnik - Buffalo Metropolitan FCU
Bridget Deveney - Reliant Community FCU Christopher Pfeifer - Teachers FCU
Jocelyn Dicent - Municipal Credit Union Haley Randall - Empower FCU
Michaela Digilio - Hudson Valley FCU Priya Rao - ServU FCU
William Dong - SEFCU Michelle Rowicki - Polish & Slavic FCU
Brianna Erlebacher - Hudson Valley FCU Kunal Shah - Teachers FCU
Dana Eschler - Sidney FCU Stephanie Shum - Hudson Valley FCU
Andrew Gacek - Polish & Slavic FCU Gwen Stokes - Inner Lakes FCU
Madison Greenwald - Niagara's Choice FCU Nathaniel Swanson - Niagara's Choice FCU
Alexis Nicole Groark - Suffolk FCU Mitchell Taylor - Empower FCU
Christina Hanos - Palisades FCU Liam Vita - Teachers FCU
Kathleen Hanrahan - Sidney FCU Sarah Wie - Amherst FCU
Jillian Hornbeck - Sidney FCU Adam Wiley - Hudson Valley FCU
Kaitlyn Jackson - Sidney FCU Chiara Young - Inner Lakes FCU
Marisa Jacobs - Hudson Valley FCU Jason Zagorski - Nassau Financial FCU
Alexandra Karwowska - Polish & Slavic FCU Kyle Zingler - Corning FCU
Nisha Labroo - Sidney FCU