Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program, offered in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association. Please review the following instructions carefully before completing your application.

Note: You must be a member of Empower Federal Credit Union/Horizons, A Division of Empower Federal Credit Union. If you are not currently a member, please call Empower Federal Credit Union contact Joan Gentile at 800.462.5000 ext. 5063 to learn how to join.

  1. Complete and save the scholarship application form. Please 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. You must obtain a credit union verification code from your credit union in order to verify eligibility. Please contact Joan Gentile at 800.462.5000 ext. 5063, or stop by your local branch to obtain the verification code.
  4. Submit your application online at: by January 7, 2023, along with:
  • a high school transcript documenting your GPA for grades 9-11; and
  • an essay response.

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

Please save and upload the documents as three separate files (pdf, Word, jpg only; Google Docs will not be accepted):

  1. Scholarship Application
  2. High School Transcript
  3. Essay

If you have any questions, please contact Joan Gentile at 800.462.5000 ext.5063. Winner notifications will be sent in May 2023. Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!

To qualify: Student must be a member of Empower Federal Credit Union; student must be a college-bound high school senior at the time of application; student must be attending college for the first time in the fall of 2023, enrolled in either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution; the student agrees to use any scholarship funds awarded only at an accredited institution by January 31, 2024.

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