Scholarships for high school and college students - AmeriCU Credit Union


AmeriCU connects you with scholarship opportunities!

Please note: As these are two different scholarship programs, you must fill out both applications and send them and accompanying materials separately. Please follow instructions completely. Incomplete packets will be disqualified.


$10,000 in Scholarship Available to AmeriCU Members – Apply by January 7

Every year, AmeriCU is proud to connect ten deserving high school seniors or continuing college students with a $1,000 scholarship toward their education. Scholarship recipients are chosen by a committee made up of AmeriCU members and award winners are honored at our Annual Meeting in March.

Submit your application today! The deadline is January 7. You can download a fillable application here  or visit one of our convenient locations to request a physical copy. Please pay close attention to all application requirements and deadlines as incomplete or late applications will be deemed ineligible.

The AmeriCU Scholarship Program is open to all primary members* who will be attending an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning on a full-time basis during the next academic school year. Completed applications must be received no later than January 7.

*Employees of AmeriCU, Directors, committee members, volunteers and their families are not eligible. Winners will be notified by March 1. Anyone not notified by March 1 was not selected as a scholarship recipient this year.

New York Credit Union Association Scholarship Program

Applications must submitted online or returned to the credit union no later than January 7.


AmeriCU members are eligible to apply for the New York Credit Union Association’s (NYCUA) statewide scholarship program, open to graduating seniors attending college for the first time in the Fall of 2023.

To get started, fill out the convenient online application. Once filled out, be sure to save your file as a Word document, PDF, or JPG; you will need to upload the application and all required materials here.

NOTE: The Credit Union Verification Code is: 2023-049

If you are unable to submit your application online, you may bring your completed application and supporting documents to your nearest AmeriCU Financial Center for assistance submitting.

Click here for more information on the 2023 NYCUA Scholarship Program.