Grants & Scholarships
There are so many options to fund your college education, it can seem a bit confusing at first. One of the best source of funding is free or nearly-free money from grants and scholarships available for a wide variety of skills, background, and studies. The credit union offers its own scholarships, as well as this easy-to-use Sallie Mae's scholarship search tool with over 3.5 million scholarship opportunities totaling more than $18 billion.
Statewide College Scholarship Program
Each year Hudson Valley Credit Union offers a Scholarship Program, in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association. The deadline for the 2021 process was January 8, 2021. Information on the 2022 program will be released in late 2021.
Traditionally, eligible applicants must be a member in good standing of Hudson Valley Credit Union* and meet all of the following criteria:
* Students must have at least a Savings Account in their name only or they are listed first on a joint Savings Account with an adult.
- The member is a college-bound high school senior at the time of application.
- The member is attending college for the first time in the fall of the following year.
- The member will be enrolled in either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution.
- The member agrees to use any scholarship funds awarded by January 31st of the year after they begin college at an accredited educational institution only.
If you are not currently a member, please call 845.463.3011or visit Become a Member
to learn how to join.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll be happy to help you.
New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents attending in-state post-secondary institutions pay for tuition. Depending on the academic year in which the student begins study, an annual TAP award can be as high as $5,000. TAP is a grant, and does not have to be paid back.
Applying for TAP
For New York State residents who include a New York school in “step six” of the FAFSA, the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) will automatically send the applicant an Express New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application (ETA). Deadline for filing the TAP Application is May 1st of the academic year for which aid is sought. For more information, visit the HESC website.
If the FAFSA applicant will also be applying for TAP, remember to submit the FAFSA early enough to be able to receive and submit the TAP application before the May 1st deadline.
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