Education & Scholarships

Apply for a scholarship from Bethpage.

The 2019 NYCUA Scholarship Program
Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program, offered in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association. Please review the following instructions carefully before completing your application.

Note: You must be a member of a participating New York credit union to apply for a college scholarship through this program. To become a Bethpage member, you can visit your nearest branch or sign up online before applying to the scholarship.

How to Apply


Step 1: Download the 2019 Scholarship Application Form. Please type or print clearly, and use only the space provided on the form to answer the questions. Other than where specified on the application form, no attachments, resumes, pictures or other materials of any kind should be submitted or used to answer the questions.

Step 2: The applicant and his/her parent or guardian must sign the Certification and Release Authorization on the last page of the application form.

Step 3: The signed application must be submitted with:

  • a high school transcript documenting student’s GPA for grades 9–11
  • an SAT/PSAT/ACT transcript (obtained through the high school guidance office); and
  • a typed essay response.

The application, transcripts and essay must be returned to the credit union by January 4, 2019. If any portion is incomplete or missing, the application will not be considered.

Step 4: The application must be signed by a credit union management-level employee of the applicant’s participating credit union in order to verify eligibility.

Step 5: Scholarship Winners will be announced Late April - Early May – anyone who submitted an application will be contacted via mail, winners will be mailed and called.

For any questions you may have, please contact Kimberley Ruiz at or call 516-653-4509.

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