TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union is again offering local high school seniors the opportunity to win several scholarships toward tuition at a two or four-year accredited college.
TFCU student members will be competing with high school students from credit unions statewide for Credit Union Association of New York awards. In addition, they will be competing regionally within the Adirondack District for a $500 scholarship, and locally among TFCU members for $500 scholarships. Three $500 TFCU scholarships were awarded in 2010.
To be eligible, students must be college-bound high school seniors at the time of application, attending college for the first time in the fall of 2011, and members of the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union.
Applicants will be judged based upon their academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities and the quality of a written essay. Applications will be judged by representatives of the New York State Credit Union League located in Albany, New York, and winners will be announced in the second quarter of 2011.
Scholarship applications are available online at http://www.tfcunow.com, at Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union's home office located at 1178 NYS Rt. 9N, Ticonderoga and at its branch locations at 43 Meacham St., Port Henry, and 7519 Court St., Elizabethtown.
Applications must be returned to a TFCU location, ATTN: Pamela Nolan, no later than Jan. 21, 2011.
For more information, visit a TFCU office or contact the TFCU at 585-6725.
A not-for-profit cooperative offering deposit and lending services to its members, TFCU operates its main office in Ticonderoga, where it was chartered in 1954 as the International Paper Ticonderoga mill's employee credit union. Since then, it has amended its charter twice, and now offers membership to persons who live, work, worship or attend school in, or businesses or legal entities located in Essex County, Washington County or the towns of Hague, Horicon and Chester.