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 a minimum of $5,000 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

Applications are now being accepted! 

To complete and submit an application, please click here or copy and paste into your browser window.

Alternatively, a PDF application may be downloaded below and submitted to any Corning Credit Union branch or by mail to:

StraightTalk® Association for Financial Empowerment

Attn: Scholarship Program

14 East Market Street, Suite 212

Corning, New York 14830

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.

2020 Winners

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 three applicants who demonstrated an impressive drive for helping people, serving the underserved, and making an impact in and giving back to our communities. While the review and voting process is blind and completely anonymous, we are excited that all of this years’ winners just so happened to be pursuing education in the healthcare field: a field certainly deserving of support during these uncertain times. Congratulations to:


Amanda Flick, 2020

Amanda embodies the desire to make a positive difference in the lives of those around her. Whether by leading her peers in a number of educational roles or volunteering in her community, her goal is to aid in the lives of those in her community. She is currently pursuing a degree in nursing. Congratulations, Amanda!


Jennifer Simpson, 2020

Jennifer lives out her desire to aid those around her every day in her role as a labor and delivery nurse. She is currently working full-time while pursuing her Master’s in midwifery and has plans to pursue two other degrees upon successful completion of her current program. Congratulations, Jennifer!


Anneliese Probeck, 2020

Anneliese displays an amazing drive to give back and has been heavily involved in her community for many years. She intends to enroll in a nursing program and is fully committed to continuing volunteering in her local community upon entering the work force. Congratulations, Anneliese!