Scholarships Through NYCUA

The deadline to apply is now closed. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

PAFCU is offering college-bound high school seniors the opportunity to compete for statewide college scholarships through the New York Credit Union Associations Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500 to $1,500 and may be used at a two- or four-year accredited educational institution.

Students can take advantage of this opportunity by completing three simple steps:

Download an electronic application, or stop in at any PAFCU office to request a scholarship application form. If the student is not a member of Peoples Alliance, he/she can request a membership packet as well. (All scholarship applicants are required to be members of a participating New York credit union.)

Complete the application form and required essay and obtain the required transcripts, along with the signature of a parent or guardian.

Return the completed application and supportive materials to PAFCU no later than January 4, 2019.

There is no fee for submitting an application, but applicants MUST be:

  1. members of People's Alliance Federal Credit Union;
  2. college-bound high school seniors at the time of application; and
  3. attending either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution for the first time in the fall of 2019.

In early spring, applications will be judged against other submissions statewide. Winners will be announced in May.

For more information about this scholarship program, contact Erica Donoghue by calling (631) 434-3500, extension 263 or emailing And also, check our website in April to apply for one of PAFCUs $1,000 scholarships!