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Scholarships

SEFCU's commitment to education starts with our younger members. In 2015 the credit union presented $55,000 in scholarships to SEFCU members in the Capital Region, Binghamton, Buffalo, and Syracuse to help alleviate some of the financial burden higher education places on families. Click here to see a list of this year's winners.

In 2016, SEFCU will continue this commitment by offering the scholarship opportunities listed below.

Who is eligible:

• SEFCU members who are seniors* in high school
• Students planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college* who are SEFCU members
• Students returning to an accredited two- or four- year college* for their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are SEFCU members.

Timeline

Scholarship applications for 2016 will be available in the fall. To receive a scholarship application, e-mail marketing@sefcu.com with the name(s) of the scholarship(s) you are interested in. (All scholarship award winners must be the primary account holder on a SEFCU account. To open an account click here or visit any branch.)

SEFCU reserves the right to not award any of the scholarships below in any given year.

Smart Sense Scholarship

(Application due late-January 2016)
Available to high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college in the fall of 2016, SEFCU's Smart Sense scholarship provides a one-time award of $1,000 to students who have a strong academic record and have demonstrated a commitment to their community through volunteerism.

Robert Berroyer Memorial Scholarship

(Application due late-January 2016)
Established in memory of Robert Berroyer, a former SEFCU Board Member, this $2,500 one-time award is available to one student graduating from La Salle Institute and planning to attend a two- or four-year college in the fall of 2015. Applicants must have a strong academic record and have demonstrated a commitment to their community through volunteerism.

John Ilacqua Memorial Scholarship

(Application due by late-January 2016)
Created in memory of John Ilacqua, a former SEFCU Board Member, this award is available to one high school senior planning to attend Siena College in the fall of 2016. The one-time scholarship provides $2,500 to a student with a strong academic record who has demonstrated a commitment to his/her community through volunteerism.

Jean L. Myers Memorial Scholarship

(Application due by late-January 2016)
Created in memory of Jean Myers, a former SEFCU Board Member, this award is available to one high school senior graduating from Colonie Central High School. The one-time scholarship provides $2,500 to a student with a strong academic record and who has demonstrated a commitment to his/her community through volunteerism.

Campus Connect Scholarship*

(Application due late-January 2016)
This is a one-time award available to Campus Connect members entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year at an accredited two- or four-year college in the fall of 2016. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student at each of the following colleges/universities: Rensselaer, Skidmore College, the University at Albany, and the University at Buffalo. One additional Campus Connect Scholarship will be awarded to a student attending any other two- or four-year college/university. Applicants must have a strong academic record and demonstrate a commitment to their community through volunteerism.

Dr. Carmen M. Cornute Memorial Scholarship*

(Application due late-January 2016)
This $2,500 award was established in memory of SEFCU Board Member Robert Cornute's wife, Carmen. The applicant must be pursuing an advanced degree in Nursing or Social Sciences in an accredited program (advanced degree as defined by credentialing agency appropriate to the field of study) and provide evidence of involvement in extracurricular, volunteer/community service, and/or career-related activities.

SEFCU members already enrolled in an accredited program for an advanced degree are eligible for the Dr. Carmen M. Cornute Memorial Scholarship and students returning to Rensselaer, Skidmore College, the University at Albany, the University at Buffalo, or the scholarship for his/her respective college or university.