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2024 Great Erie Scholarship Applications

Great Erie FCU is offering a scholarship in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA). 

At Great Erie FCU, we believe in the power of education and the potential of our young members. Our scholarship program is designed to empower and support the dreams and aspirations of these talented students. By applying for our scholarship, you not only invest in your future but also gain financial assistance to achieve your educational goals.

Join us in shaping a brighter tomorrow - apply for the Great Erie Credit Union scholarship and unlock the opportunities that lie ahead!

Who Is Eligible?

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Members of Great Erie FCU
  • College-bound high school seniors at the time of application
  • Planning to attend a two-or four-year accredited educational institution, vocational, or trade school for the first time in the fall of 2024.
How to Apply

Interested students can embark on this rewarding opportunity by following these steps:

  1. Read the Memo to Students and Download the Application: If you're not a member of Great Erie FCU, don't worry! You can request a membership packet as well. A credit union verification code will be needed to verify eligibility, so be sure to contact the credit union directly for this.
  2. Complete the Application: Fill out the application form, write the required essay and gather the necessary transcripts. Don't forget to obtain a signature from a parent or guardian.
  3. Submit Your Application: Upload and submit your completed application along with the supporting materials online via the NYCUA Scholarship Portal no later than January 5, 2024.

Come early spring, applications will be judged against other submissions statewide. The lucky winners will be announced in May. 

For additional information or specific queries about this scholarship program, don't hesitate to contact Andrea Ball by calling (716)662-1311, extension 110 or emailing [email protected].  


Charlotte Ash Community Leader Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is awarded to an Orchard Park High School graduating senior in good academic standing and is named in honor of one of our founding members of the credit union, Charlotte Ash. It recognizes a student who exhibits strong leadership abilities and commitment to the community.

Orchard Park High School students can apply through the OPHS Universal Scholarship Application available through the high school guidance department. The scholarship is released in the spring of each year.

Students interested in applying for the Charlotte Ash Community Leader Scholarship MUST:

  • Be a member of Great Erie Federal Credit Union
  • Be an enrolled high school senior at Orchard Park High School

Applications will be reviewed and awarded in May 2024.


Great Erie Federal Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving the Buffalo and Erie County area including Hamburg, West Seneca, Orchard Park and East Aurora, New York.

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