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 $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, and has established plans in the next 12 months to take the next step in their education, development, or career, including vocational studies and/or military enrollment. Please note, past recipients of a SAFE scholarship are not eligible for a second award.


    Application Process

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

     

    Check back in early 2025 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:

    Aiyana Miles, 2023

    Kerrigan Driskell, 2023

    Anna Grace Eling, 2023

    Sarah Hunt, 2023

    Hailey Hubbard, 2023

    Melanie Degraw, 2023

    Kylie Moore, 2023

    Kystle Creston Smith, 2023

    Ian Long, 2023

    Ivan Marjanovic, 2023

    Emma Bailey, 2022

    Traci Johnson, 2022

    Ismael Urbina, 2022

    James Gensel, 2022

    Andrew Bo, 2022

    Autumn Skillman, 2022

    Michael DeMeritt, 2022

    Analeigh Urbina, 2022

    Isabella Voorhees, 2022

    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: