Scholarships & Awards

In 2017, we will award over $40,000 in Scholarships and Awards to local graduates!

CFCU proudly continues its support of local area students striving to better themselves and our local communities.

Your success is our passion!

Applications are now available through the links below!  The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Richard V.V. Stringham Scholarships

As a community based, non-profit financial institution, CFCU is committed to helping our youth succeed on many levels. With the costs associated with higher education nearly insurmountable for some, we are pleased to offer scholarships to aid our members.

Previous recipients have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, held leadership positions, and been active in their schools and communities.

Applicants planning to attend a 2-year college, click here!

Applicants planning to attend a 4-year college, click here!

Community Service Awards

As a non-profit community based financial institution, our passion lies in helping our members and community succeed. This award allows us to recognize your efforts towards that same goal! 

Previous recipients have demonstrated outstanding commitment to our communities, volunteering hundreds of hours of their time to local fire departments, hospitals, youth athletic programs, and not-for-profit organizations.

Community Service Award Applicants, click here!

The outstanding recipients of our 2016 Richard V.V. Stringham Scholarships include:

Ryan Buchanan – Lansing High School
Madeline Czymmek – Lansing High School
Amy DeGaetano – Dryden High School
Elizabeth Drake – Lansing High School
Yang Fei – Ithaca High School
Matthew Haefner – Charles O. Dickerson High School (Trumansburg)
Ty Kunzman – Elmira Notre Dame High School
Alexander Levitskiy – Homer High School
Katherine Musci – Cortland Jr/Sr High School
Lydia Newton – Cincinnatus High School
Eleanor Pereboom – Ithaca High School
Kayla Roos – Homer High School
Caleb Roman – Southern Cayuga High School
Abbey Yatsko – Dryden High School

The inspirational Recipients of our 2016 Community Service Awards include:

Nathaniel Ossit – Groton High School
Maxwell Seymour – Cortland Jr/Sr High School

The exceptional recipients of our 2015 Richard V.V. Stringham Scholarships include:

Julia Brazo - Homer High School

Chelsea Breed - Cortland Junior-Senior High School

McKenzie Brown - Homer High School

Molly Clark - Moravia High School

Brandon Davis - Lansing High School

Owen Davis - Lansing High School

Katie Henderson - Ithaca High School

Esther Jeon - Ithaca High School

William Lewis - Lansing High School

Zachary Root - Cincinnatus Central School

Hailie Searles - Odessa Montour Junior-Senior High School

Rebekah Stauffer - Ithaca High School

Jeffrey Steinhoff - McGraw High School

Savannah Wheaton - Groton High School

Jacob Yatsko - Dryden High School

The inspirational Recipients of our 2015 Community Service Awards include:

Zachary Abbott - Southern Cayuga Central School

Michael Gorton - Charles O. Dickerson High School

For questions, please contact the CFCU Education Committee