Scholarships for high school and college students - AmeriCU Credit Union


AmeriCU is Invested in Education

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

Every year, AmeriCU is proud to award up to ten $1,000 scholarships to members who are either high school seniors or continuing college students. 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 AmeriCU Scholarship 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 is excited to announce that AmeriCU members are eligible to apply for the New York Credit Union Association’s (NYCUA) statewide scholarship program! Open to graduating seniors and continuing college students, this program is a great example of the ‘people helping people’ philosophy of the credit union movement.

Please note that the application process has changed! Make sure to carefully read and follow all instructions below and on the application prior to submission.

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

NOTE: The application asks that you provide a Credit Union Verification, to receive this code, visit your nearest AmeriCU Financial Center or call 800.388.2000. Our Member Relationship Advisors can confirm that you are an AmeriCU Credit Union member in good standing and provide you with the necessary verification code to submit your application.

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

Click here for more information on the 2022 NYCUA Scholarship Program.

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.

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Winners!