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How to Apply


Academic Federal Credit Union is offering college-bound high school seniors the opportunity to compete for statewide, and countywide, scholarships through the New York Credit Union Association. Scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500 to $1,250 and may be used at a two or four-year accredited educational institution.

Please review the following instructions carefully before completing your application.

Note: You must be a member of Academic Federal Credit Union to apply for a college scholarship through this program. If you are not currently a member, please click here to apply for membership.

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1.    Complete the scholarship application form. Please print clearly, and use only the space provided on the form to answer the questions. Other than where specified on the application form, no attachments, resumes, pictures or other materials of any kind should be submitted or used to answer the questions.

 2.    You and your parent or guardian must sign the Certification and Release Authorization on the back page of the application form.

 3.    Submit your signed application directly to Academic FCU by January 10, 2020, along with:

  • a high school transcript documenting your GPA for grades 9-11;

  • an SAT/PSAT/ACT transcript; and

  • a typed essay response.

 If any portion is incomplete or not included, the application will not be considered.

 4.    Your application must be signed by a participating management-level employee at Academic Federal Credit Union in order to verify your credit union membership.

 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Academic FCU at (914) 923-3608. Winner notifications will be sent in May 2020. Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!