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Great Erie Scholarships

Explore boundless opportunities for academic growth and financial support with Great Erie FCU's Scholarship Opportunities. We are committed to fostering the educational journey of promising students in our community. Through our scholarship programs, we aim to recognize outstanding achievements, empower dreams, and invest in tomorrow's leaders. Discover how you can apply for scholarships that pave the way for a brighter future with Great Erie FCU.  

Don Bruning Legacy of Dedication Scholarship

DBruning Scholarship

$500 Scholarship Award named after Don Bruning, a retired Orchard Park High School math teacher, who selflessly dedicated 52 years of volunteer service within our credit union. Don not only contributed his expertise as an educator but also served admirably on the volunteer Board of Directors. This scholarship is a testament to Don's unwavering commitment, embodying the values of dedication, volunteerism and education. 

How to Apply

Complete application instructions are available here at Don Bruning Legacy of Dedication Scholarship

Applications close on April 1, 2024. Applications will be judged in the spring with the lucky winner announced in May. 


Great Erie FCU/New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) Scholarship Program

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

The Great Erie/NYCUA Scholarship deadline for 2024 High School Graduating Seniors has passed.

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 Kathy Bruce by calling (716)662-1311, ext. 111 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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