Scholarships & Awards

Applications for 2019-20 are now available!

Deadline to open CFCU Membership Savings Account = March 1, 2019

Application Submission Deadline = April 1, 2019

Please note that all scholarship and award applicants must have or open a CFCU Membership Savings account in their own name before March 1, 2019.

CFCU proudly continues its support of local area students striving to better themselves and our local communities. In 2018, we awarded over $40,000 in Scholarships and Awards to high school graduates!

Your success is our passion!

Scholarships

Richard V.V. Stringham Scholarships

As a community based, non-profit financial institution, CFCU is committed to helping our youth succeed on many levels. With the costs associated with higher education nearly insurmountable for some, we are pleased to offer scholarships to aid our members.

High school seniors and nontraditional students planning to enter college for the first time are encouraged to apply.

Previous recipients have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, held leadership positions, and been active in their schools and communities.

Students planning to attend a 4-year school, click here!

Students planning to attend a 2-year school, click here!

Community Service Awards

Community Service Awards

As a non-profit community based financial institution, our passion lies in helping our members and community succeed. This award allows us to recognize your efforts towards that same goal! 

High school seniors and nontraditional students earning their GED in the spring of 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Previous recipients have demonstrated outstanding commitment to our communities, volunteering hundreds of hours of their time to local fire departments, hospitals, youth athletic programs, and not-for-profit organizations.

Community Service Award Applicants, click here!

2018 Recipients

Congratulations to our outstanding recipients:

Richard V.V. Stringham Scholarships

Cynthia Chen - Ithaca High School
Reed Cleland - Homer High School
Rachel Coombs - McGraw High School
Jon Frederick - Cortland High School
Natalie Gier - Cortland High School
Brooke Henderson - Ithaca High School
Garam "Popo" Hong - Ithaca High School
Jordan Lu - Ithaca High School
Auburn Noce - Charles O. Dickerson High School (Trumansburg)
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Rayle - Ithaca High School
Caleb Richards - Home Schooled
Jamie Sayre - Spencer Van-Etten High School
Alyssa Thompson - Groton High School
Caleb Wilder - Lansing High School

Community Service Awards:

Mackenzie Perkins - Groton High School
Natalie Thomas - Marathon Central School

2017 Recipients

Congratulations to our outstanding recipients:

Richard V.V. Stringham Scholarships

Jaedyn Allen – Groton High School
Katelyn Artibee - Charles O. Dickerson High School (Trumansburg)
Bronwyn Galloway – Ithaca High School
Katherine Heath – Newfield High School
Sarah Jeon – Ithaca High School
Olivia Longhouse – Lansing High School 
Maybeck McCann – Charles O. Dickerson High School (Trumansburg)
Madelynne Newton – Cincinnatus High School
Tenzin Seldoen Oshoe – Ithaca High School
Sidney Reeves – Groton High School
Emily Sine – Ithaca High School
Anna Sutherland – Charles O. Dickerson High School (Trumansburg)
Gavin Tabel – Cortland High School
Cameron Vanselow – South Seneca High School

Community Service Awards:

Mallorie Conroy – Charles O. Dickerson High School (Trumansburg)
Noah Kilmer – Homer High School

For questions, please contact the CFCU Education Committee