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Scholarship Program

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

The StraightTalk® Association for Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is offering an annual scholarship opportunity to its members and the members of Corning Credit Union. Whether your goal is to focus on higher education, enlist, or anything in between, applications are accepted each spring.

Program Summary

Each year, SAFE awards up to $20,000 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, over the age of 16, and has established plans in the next 12 months to take the next step in their education, development, or career, including vocational studies and/or military enrollment. Please note, past recipients of a SAFE Scholarship are not eligible for a second award.

The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Friday, March 17, 2023. 

After submitting your application, you will be contacted by May 31 either by phone or email with your application result. If selected for a scholarship, you will be asked to provide the following before any award is distributed:

  • A completed and signed W-9
  • Proof of enrollment or acceptance (college or trade school bill, course schedule, etc.)
  • A copy of your government issued identification

All required information must be received by SAFE by June 9, 2023. Please only send the above if selected for a scholarship. 

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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.

Past Scholarship Winners:

Emma Bailey, 2022
Andrew Bo, 2022
Michael DeMeritt, 2022
James Gensel, 2022
Traci Johnson, 2022
Autumn Skillman, 2022
Analeigh Urbina, 2022
Ismael Urbina, 2022
Isabella Voorhees, 2022
Emma Brown, 2021

Fayth Jenkins, 2021
Ashley Johnson, 2021
Sophie Kartzman, 2021
Alison Klee, 2021
Samantha Lewis, 2021
Christine McDow, 2021
Tara Simmon, 2021
Ashleigh Woodcock, 2021
Brooke Yorio, 2021
Adam Zaborsky, 2021
Amanda Flick, 2020
Anneliese Probeck, 2020
Jennifer Simpson, 2020