Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hudson River Community Credit Union Announces Scholarship Program

GLENS FALLS, NY (January 20, 2010): Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU) is currently accepting applications for their annual college scholarship contests. The credit union will award four $1,000 college scholarships and one $1,000 Making Life Better scholarship in Spring 2010.

To be eligible to participate in both scholarship contests, students must be high school seniors who are HRCCU members in good standing, planning to attend an accredited school of higher education for the first time in Fall 2010. For the Annual College Scholarship contest, applicants will be judged on their academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, employment experience and an essay question. Scoring of the applicants for the Making Life Better scholarship will focus on community service involvement and an essay question.

Applications can be obtained, beginning Monday, January 18, 2010, via the credit union’s website www.hrccu.org, from area high school guidance offices or at any HRCCU branch offi ce (160 Broad Street, Glens Falls; 312 Palmer Ave., Corinth; 3762 Burgoyne Ave.,
Hudson Falls, 98 Niver Street, Cohoes and 1444 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 101, Troy.) The deadline for applications is Friday, April 2, 2010.

The HRCCU College Scholarship Program began in 1994 to promote and foster the educational endeavors of the credit union’s youth members. To date, 45 student members have benefi ted from HRCCU’s College Scholarship program with awards totalling $32,500.

Hudson River Community Credit Union is a not-for-profi t, member-owned and operated fi nancial cooperative serving 20,000 members in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Rensselaer Counties and the Towns of Cohoes, Watervliet and Green Island, New York. The credit union’s mission is to provide quality services to improve the financial well-being of members and their families.

For more information or membership eligibility, contact HRCCU at 518-654-9028 or 1-800-824-0700 or visit HRCCU online at www.hrccu.org.