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Important Dates:

Jan. 7, 2023: Deadline for students to submit applications
Late April - Early May 2023: Your credit union will receive notification regarding 2023 winners and awards.

Submission Instructions:

1. The applicant must save and complete the pdf 2023 Scholarship Application (881 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.

  • Applicants must be in good standing with their credit union
  • applicants will be attending a 2-4 year accredited educational institution
  • Trade and Vocational Schools will also be eligible.

3. The applicant and their 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:

AmeriCU CU

Amherst FCU

ATT-WYO Correctional EFCU

Auburn Community FCU

Bethpage FCU

Broadview FCU

Buffalo Metropolitan FCU

Buffalo Police FCU

Cooperative Federal CU (Syracuse)

Cornerstone Community FCU

Dannemora FCU

Empower FCU

Family First of NY FCU

Finger Lakes FCU

First Heritage FCU

First Source FCU



Greater Chautauqua FCU

Great Erie FCU

Heritage Financial CU

Hudson Valley CU

Inner Lakes FCU

Kenmore NY Teachers FCU

Local 804 FCU

Lockport Schools FCU

Meridia Community FCU

Mid-Hudson Valley FCU

Money FCU

Nassau Financial FCU

Niagara's Choice FCU

Niagara Regional FCU

Olean Area FCU

ONE Credit Union of NY

Ontario Shores FCU

O & R Utilities EFCU

Oswego County FCU

People's Alliance FCU

Polish & Slavic FCU


Reliant Community FCU

Rockland Employees FCU

Rome FCU

Rome Teachers FCU

Saratoga's Community FCU


Sidney FCU

Sisters Hospital EFCU


SUNY Fredonia FCU

Sweet Home FCU

Syracuse Fire Dept. EFCU


Teachers FCU

The Summit FCU

TrailNorth FCU

Triboro Postal FCU 

UHS Employees FCU

Ukrainian FCU

Utica Gas & Electric EFCU

Western New York 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.

Do not upload a link!  You must upload your documents as pdf, word documents or jpgs. Google docs will not be accepted.

Please save your documents as follows:

  • Last Name, First Name Application
  • Last Name, First Name Transcript
  • Last Name, First Name Essay

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 Taetum Crooker via email at or by phone at  (800) 342-9835 ext. 8292.