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2021 Statewide College Scholarship Winners

Thanks to 67 credit unions and eight chapters, the New York Credit Union Association is awarding $30,750 in college scholarships to 41 bright, hardworking young credit union members.  The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500.  The recipients were the top scorers among the over 850 applications submitted by credit unions across the state.  Students were scored on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, honors, community service, leadership and writing.


Congratulations to our winners!

 Delaney Adams - Cornerstone Community FCU  Rachel George - Reliant Community CU  Mateusz Muszynski - Polish & Slavic FCU  Catherine Tan - Hudson Valley CU
 Colette Albertson - Bethpage FCU  Bridget Gomez - Great Erie FCU  Emily Ninestein - MONEY FCU  Owen Walker - First Heritage FCU
 Sean Andrews - Niagara Regional FCU  Olivia Grabowski - CORE FCU  Alexander Oakes - Heritage Financial CU  Benjamin Ward - Bethpage FCU
 Anna Bigelow - Oswego County FCU  Kelly Gregoire - Meridia Community FCU  Joseph Ontl - Sidney FCU  Adam Waszkiewicz - Polish & Slavic FCU
 Karolina Bisiak - Polish & Slavic FCU  Anna Gromadzka - Polish & Slavic FCU  Timothy Pakrad - Hudson Valley CU  Ethan Wells - Empower FCU
 Jan Bobrowski - Polish & Slavic FCU  Jake Helmer - Inner Lakes FCU  Breana Raehse - Bethpage FCU  Peggy Yin - Teachers FCU
 Caitlin Crowe - Bethpage FCU  Heather Johnston - Inner Lakes FCU  Amelia Rastley - Oswego County FCU  Andrew Zabelo - Polish & Slavic FCU
 Isabella Dabrowski - Polish & Slavic FCU  Ryan Lerner - Heritage Financial CU  Anna Rossi - GPO FCU  Natalie Zera - Polish & Slavic FCU
 Caroline DeRose - Olean Area FCU  Emma Lewis - SEFCU  Marc Scocca - Bethpage FCU  
 Lauren Dietrich - Bethpage FCU  Gabriella Maresco - Bethpage FCU  Andrew Sovinski - Great Erie FCU  
 Jack Forster - SUNY Fredonia FCU  Reese McQueen - Hudson Valley CU  Emily Surdacki - Polish & Slavic FCU  


Members apply for three scholarships with one application!

Thanks to the New York Credit Union Association's College Scholarship Program, your credit union can help make the dream of higher education a reality for young members!  With just one application, college-bound members are able to easily apply for up to three scholarships:

  1. The Association's Statewide College Scholarship Program;
  2. Your credit union's scholarship (if you choose to offer one); and
  3. Your Chapter scholarship (based on chapter participation).

The College Scholarship Program is a simple, cost-effective way to build lasting relationships with young credit union members.  Here's how to participate:

  1. Register for the Association's College Scholarship Program.
  2. Choose your participation level. 
    1. Participate in our Statewide College Scholarship program, allow us to administer your own scholarship, or choose both!
    2. If your local Chapter offers a scholarship, applicants will automatically be considered for that scholarship as well!
  3. Promote the program to your members.

The Association will handle the rest.  We'll also provide you with marketing graphics and other materials to help you promote the program.  Use the links below to get started!

  1. Are you a coordinator for the Scholarship Program? Click here!
  2. Are you a Chapter leader interested in offering a Chapter scholarship? Click here!
  3. Want to learn how the Association can assist with administering your credit union's own scholarship? Click here! 

Participating Credit Unions

*Please be sure to check back often; this list is being updated every day.*

AmeriCU Credit Union 
Amherst FCU
ATT-WYO Correctional Employees FCU
Auburn Community FCU
Bethpage FCU
Buffalo Metropolitan FCU
Buffalo Police FCU
Buffalo Service CU
CORE FCU
Cornerstone Community FCU
Educational & Governmental EFCU
Empower FCU
Erie County ECU
Family First of NY FCU
Finger Lakes FCU
First Heritage FCU
First Source FCU
GPO FCU
Great Erie FCU
Greater Chautauqua FCU
Greater Niagara FCU
Heritage Financial FCU
Hudson Valley CU
Inner Lakes FCU
Kenmore NY Teachers FCU
Local 804 FCU
Lockport Schools FCU
Meridia Community FCU
Mid-Hudson Valley FCU
Mohawk Valley FCU
MONEY FCU
Nassau Financial FCU
Niagara Regional FCU
Niagara's Choice FCU
O & R Utilities EFCU
Olean Area FCU
Ontario Shores FCU
Oswego County FCU
Palisades FCU
People's Alliance FCU
Polish & Slavic FCU
Reliant Community CU
Rochester Polish FCU
Rockland Employees FCU
Rome Teachers FCU
Saratoga's Community FCU
School Systems FCU
SEFCU
ServU FCU
Sidney FCU
Sisters Hospital EFCU
SUMA (Yonkers) FCU
SUNY Fredonia FCU
Sweet Home FCU
Syracuse Fire Department EFCU
TCT FCU
Teachers FCU
The Summit FCU
Town of Hempstead EFCU
TrailNorth FCU
Triboro Postal FCU
UFirst FCU
UHS Employees FCU
Ukrainian FCU
Utica District Telephone EFCU
Utica Gas & Electric FCU
Western New York FCU