Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is again offering college-bound high school seniors who are members the chance to win one of five $300 scholarships, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“OCFCU has joined the New York State Credit Union League, Inc. (NYSCUL) in offering seniors the chance to compete for these scholarships to either a two-or four-year accredited educational institution,Ã¢â‚¬Â Carhart said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“In addition to the scholarships weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re offering, students will be competing for two $500 scholarships from theÃ‚Â Syracuse Chapter of Credit Unions, and several $500 and $1,000 scholarships offered by the NYSCUL statewideÃ¢â‚¬Â. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a simple three-step process to apply.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“First, students should stop in either OCFCU office and request a scholarshipÃ‚Â application form. If the student is not an OCFCU member, request a membership packet as well.Ã‚Â Complete the application form, write an essay, and obtain the required test transcripts along with the signature of the studentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s parent or guardian.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Return the completed form to OCFCU no later than Jan. 31, 2011.Ã¢â‚¬Â
According to Carhart, there is no fee for submitting the application, but those students applying must be members of OCFCU, college-bound high school seniors at the time of application to either a two or four-year accredited educational institution, and attending college for the first time in the fall of 2009. Applications will be judged against others submitted from all over the state by the NYSCUL and winners will be announced in April.
Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 6,000 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCUÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.
OCFCU has two offices in Oswego. The 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the 175 E. 7th St. office can be reached at 343-7822.Ã‚Â Further information can also be found online at oswegofcu.org.