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Scholarship Program

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Please note, the deadline to apply for the 2021 SAFE scholarship has passed. Scholarship winners will be posted here.


Are you looking to take the next step in your education or career path?

Each year, the StraightTalk® Association for Financial Empowerment (SAFE) awards a minimum of $5,000 in scholarships to hard-working individuals looking to further their education or career. Ideal candidates value and make contributions toward:

  • Helping people
  • Serving the underserved
  • Making an impact in and giving back to their community

Program Eligibility

The SAFE Scholarship Program is open to any SAFE member or Corning Credit Union member who is in good standing and over the age of 16. The member must have established plans to take the next step in their education, development, or career, including vocational studies and/or military enrollment. Please be advised that identification, signature, and proof of enrollment or acceptance will be required before any award is distributed. 

Congratulations to Previous SAFE Scholarship winners!

Amanda Flick, 2020
Amanda embodies the desire to make a positive difference in the lives of those around her. Whether by leading her peers in a number of educational roles or volunteering in her community, her goal is to aid in the lives of those in her community. She is currently pursuing a degree in nursing. Congratulations, Amanda!

Jennifer Simpson, 2020
Jennifer lives out her desire to aid those around her every day in her role as a labor and delivery nurse. She is currently working full-time while pursuing her Master’s in midwifery and has plans to pursue two other degrees upon successful completion of her current program. Congratulations, Jennifer! 

Anneliese Probeck, 2020
Anneliese displays an amazing drive to give back and has been heavily involved in her community for many years. She intends to enroll in a nursing program and is fully committed to continuing volunteering in her local community upon entering the workforce. Congratulations, Anneliese! 

More About SAFE

Founded by Corning Credit Union employees, the StraightTalk® Association for Financial Empowerment is a 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on financial education and community outreach. The mission of SAFE is to provide people with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for financial success throughout all phases of life.

For more information and to learn how to apply, visit SAFE’s website.