Education & Scholarships

Apply for a scholarship from Bethpage.

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program, offered in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association. We would like to congratulate all of the 2019 Scholarship recipients and all of the students who applied for this opportunity as well. Our website will be updated to reflect the 2020 Scholarship Program requirements and guidelines later this year when the New York Credit Union Association releases their selection criteria. The 2020 Scholarship Program application period opens in late October 2019 and closes in early January 2020.

Congratulations to all our 2019 Scholarship Winners

Justin McArdle • NYCUA Winner
Brian Scannell • NYCUA Winner
Angela Labenberg
Elyssa Pergola
Oluwatobi Fadugba
Taylor Kiefer
Melina Watson
Alexis Suarez
Celeste Pietrzak
Julianna Fryman


2019 Scholarship Requirements - Application Period Closed

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

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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 kruiz@bethpagefcu.com or call 516-653-4509.