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Important Dates:

Jan. 7, 2022: Deadline for students to submit applications
Late April - Early May 2022: Your credit union will receive notification regarding 2022 winners and awards.

Submission Instructions:

1. The applicant must save and complete the pdf 2022 Scholarship Application (781 KB) Please download and save the application before you complete the form.  Please be sure to save the application once again after you have completed it.

2. Obtain a Credit Union Verification Code from your credit union to verify eligibility.

3. The applicant and his/her parent or guardian must complete the Certification and Release Authorization on the last page of the application.

4. Please save the following as three separate files (PDFs or Word Documents):

  • Scholarship Application
  • High School Transcript
  • Essay

5. Select your credit union below to submit your application:

Academic FCU       Greater Chautauqua FCU                   Niagara's Choice FCU                      SUMA (Yonkers) FCU                  
AmeriCU Credit Union   Heritage Financial CU   O & R Utilities EFCU   SUNY Fredonia FCU
Bethpage FCU   Hudson Valley CU   Olean Area FCU   Sweet Home FCU
Buffalo Metropolitan FCU   Inner Lakes FCU   Ontario Shores FCU   Syracuse Fire Department EFCU
Buffalo Police FCU   IRS Buffalo FCU   Palisades FCU   TCT FCU
Buffalo Service CU   Kenmore NY Teachers FCU   People's Alliance FCU   Teachers FCU
Cooperative Federal CU (Syracuse)      Local 804 FCU   Polish & Slavic FCU   Triboro Postal FCU
CORE FCU   Lockport Schools FCU   Reliant Community FCU   Utica District Telephone EFCU
Empower FCU   Meridia Community FCU   Rome Teachers FCU   Utica Gas & Electric EFCU
Encompass Niagara FCU   MONEY FCU   SEFCU   Western New York FCU
Family First of NY FCU   Nassau Financial FCU   Sidney FCU    
First Heritage FCU   Neighborhood Trust FCU   Sisters Hospital EFCU    
GPO FCU   Niagara Regional FCU   State CS Employees FCU    


**Please note: If you are submitting an application through more than one credit union, you will need to complete the process for each individual credit union.**

  • You must complete all of the required information and upload all of the required documents BEFORE clicking save.  Once you click save, you will not be able to go back and add or edit your submission.
  • Please fill out your name and email address for both the Nominee and Nominated By sections. 
  • Please disregard the Reasons for Nomination section.

6. When your application has been successfully submitted, you will see the message "Nomination successfully saved."

If you have any trouble submitting your application, please contact Heather D'Arcy via email at or by phone at  (800) 342-9835 ext. 8127.