Are you looking to take the next step in your education or career path? SAFE offers an annual scholarship opportunity to its members and members of Corning Credit Union. Whether your goal is to focus on higher education, enlist, or anything in between, scholarship applications are accepted each spring.



Program Summary


Each year, the StraightTalk® Association for Financial Empowerment (SAFE) awards up to $20,000 in scholarships to hard-working individuals looking to further their education or career. Ideal candidates value and make contributions toward:


  • Helping people
  • Serving the underserved
  • Making an impact in and giving back to their community

 

Program Eligibility


The SAFE Scholarship Program is open to any SAFE member or Corning Credit Union member who is in good standing and over the age of 16. The member must have established plans to take the next step in their education, development, or career, including vocational studies and/or military enrollment.


Please be advised that identification, signature, and proof of enrollment or acceptance will be required before any award is distributed.


Application Process

The application process for this year's scholarship program has passed.

Check back in early 2023 for more information about how to apply for next year's scholarship.


Scholarship Application Review Committee

We are always seeking SAFE member volunteers to join our Scholarship Application Review Committee to assist with reviewing and scoring applications. If you're interested in learning more, please click here.

Past Winners:


Adam Zaborsky, 2021

Alison Klee, 2021

Ashleigh Woodcock, 2021

Ashley Johnson, 2021

Brooke Yorio, 2021

Christine McDow, 2021

Emma Brown, 2021

Fayth Jenkins, 2021

Samantha Lewis, 2021

Sophie Kartzman, 2021

Tara Simmon, 2021 

Amanda Flick, 2020

Jennifer Simpson, 2020

Anneliese Probeck, 2020

This year's field of applicants for the SAFE Scholarship was truly outstanding. The applicants represented a fantastic mix of individuals from many backgrounds with a variety of outstanding stories to tell. From high school seniors to PhD students and those entering the ROTC, our applicants were impressive in their commitment to helping others.

Selecting winners from this year's pool of applicants was an uplifting journey with dozens of examples of individuals who consistently put the needs of others before their own. This year, the scholarship committee selected twelve applicants who demonstrated an impressive drive for helping people, serving the underserved, and making an impact in and giving back to our communities.

This year's field of applicants for the SAFE Scholarship was truly outstanding. The applicants represented a fantastic mix of individuals from many backgrounds with a variety of outstanding stories to tell. From high school seniors to PhD students and those entering the ROTC, our applicants were impressive in their commitment to helping others.

Selecting winners from this year's pool of applicants was an uplifting journey with dozens of examples of individuals who consistently put the needs of others before their own. This year, the scholarship committee selected twelve applicants who demonstrated an impressive drive for helping people, serving the underserved, and making an impact in and giving back to our communities.

This year's field of applicants for the SAFE Scholarship was truly outstanding. The applicants represented a fantastic mix of individuals from many backgrounds with a variety of outstanding stories to tell. From high school seniors to PhD students and those entering the ROTC, our applicants were impressive in their commitment to helping others.

Selecting winners from this year's pool of applicants was an uplifting journey with dozens of examples of individuals who consistently put the needs of others before their own. This year, the scholarship committee selected twelve applicants who demonstrated an impressive drive for helping people, serving the underserved, and making an impact in and giving back to our communities.

Congratulations to: