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Buffalo Service Credit Union is offering A Chance to Win Scholarships

new york state scholarships bscu logoBSCU is offering college-bound high school seniors the opportunity to compete for statewide college scholarships in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA).

The New York Credit Union Association’s statewide credit union college scholarship program provides credit union members with scholarships. In 2020, scholarships awarded ranged from $250 to $1,750.

Again, this year, in addition to the state scholarship, Buffalo Service Credit Union will award its own Jerome E. Poplawski Memorial Scholarship of $500 to the two top scoring applicants that did not win the NYCUA Scholarship.To be eligible, students must be high school seniors attending two- or four-year accredited educational institutions for the first time in the fall of 2021. They must also be members of BSCU.

Students/applicants will be competing against other credit union members from across the state. Applicants will be judged based upon academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities and the quality of written essays. Last year, the New York Credit Union Association awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 48 students through the program. In addition, BSCU awarded $500 to two BSCU applicants.

All applications must be returned to BSCU by January 8, 2021.

2021 Statewide College Scholarship Program Instructions

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program, offered in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association. Please review the following instructions carefully before completing your application.

Note: You must be a member of Buffalo Service Credit Union to apply for a college scholarship through this program. If you are not currently a member, please call us at 716-842-1320 to learn how to join.

  1. Complete and save the scholarship application form. Please use only the space provided on the 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.
  2. You and your parent or guardian must sign the Certification and Release Authorization on the back page of the application form.
  3. You must obtain a credit union verification code from your credit union in order to verify eligibility. You can obtain this code by calling 716-842-1320.
  4. Submit your application online at: https://www.nycua.org/more/scholarship-program/2-uncategorised/1335-college-scholarship-program-applicants 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.

  1. Please save and upload the documents as three separate files:
    Scholarship Application
  2. High School Transcript and SAT/PSAT/ACT scores
  3. Essay

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 716-842-1320. Winner notifications will be sent in May 2021. Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!

Questions? Contact Us

Email us at buffsvc@bscuny.com or call us at 716-842-1320.