Scholarships

*The application deadline has been extended!*
 When it comes to financing an education, every little bit helps!
Below are two scholarship opportunities through Palisades Federal Credit Union for 2014. 

Credit Union Association of New York Scholarship Program

Each year, Palisades FCU members graduating high school have an opportunity to win a $1,000 or $500 scholarship through the Credit Union Association of New York Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded to the top finalists from all of the New York State credit unions participating in this program. Top finalists are chosen based on their scholastic achievements, character, community involvement, leadership qualities and financial need.

Palisades Federal Credit Union’s George Hatala Scholarship

Each year, in conjunction with the Credit Union Association of New York’s scholarship program, Palisades FCU offers it's own scholarship honoring the memory of George Hatala, a long-time senior manager of the credit union and community activist. Multiple scholarships can be awarded. Applicants who apply for the Credit Union Association of New York’s scholarship will automatically be considered for the Palisades Federal Credit Union’s George Hatala scholarship.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:
  • Be a PalisadesFCU member in good standing
  • At the time of application, be a college-bound high school senior to either a two-year or four-year accredited educational institution
  • Attend college for the first time in the fall of the year you apply (2014)

To apply for this scholarship, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Download and complete the scholarship application  CLICK HERE
Step 2: Have a parent or legal guardian sign the application
Step 3: Mail or drop off at a Palisades FCU branch the signed application along with the:
  • Official SAT/PSAT/ACT transcript
  • Official high school transcript which shows GPA for grades 9 through 11
  • Typed essay

Mailing address: 
Palisades Federal Credit Union
300 North Middletown Road, Suite 6
Pearl River, New York 10965
Attn: Marketing Department

Applications must be received by January 31, 2014 to be considered. Late applications cannot be accepted.

The Credit Union Association of New York will announce scholarship winners in April 2014.
Palisades FCU will send letters to all of our applicants informing them of their status.

 

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