Complete and save the scholarship application form. Visit the application link above and save the scholarship 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.
If you have not been able to take either the SAT, PSAT or ACT due to COVID-19 restrictions, you should still submit your application.  

  1. You can include spring sports that you were planning to play last year. You can also do the same for this year if your fall sports have been moved to the spring.

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

  3. You must obtain a credit union verification code from your credit union in order to verify eligibility. To obtain a credit union verification code, call Joan Gentile at 800.462.5000 ext. 5063. 

  4. Submit your application online by January 8, 2021, along with:

  • a high school transcript documenting your GPA for grades 9-11;
  • an SAT/PSAT/ACT transcript; 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:

  1. Scholarship Application

  2. High School Transcript and SAT/PSAT/ACT scores

  3. Essay


Contact Joan Gentile at 800.462.5000, ext. 5063, with questions. Winner notifications will be sent in May 2021. 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 2021, 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 2022.

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Empower Federal Credit Union welcomes employees of many companies, immediate family/household members of employees and retirees, as well as our outreach to underserved communities to enjoy personal and business banking solutions including auto loans, mortgages*, credit cards and more. Bank online, in any central NY branch, or call us at 315.477.2200.

* Home mortgages available in FL, PA, CT, NY and NC.