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Scholarships

Helping deserving students achieve life

scholarships for high school and college students

In 1998 we created the Donald K. Rhine Scholarship to honor the legacy of Reliant’s founder and first CEO. Each year, we award scholarships of up to $3,000 to high school and college students who exemplify the credit union philosophy, “people helping people.”

  • $12,000

    Funds awarded from the Donald K. Rhine scholarship to deserving students in 2021.

  • $215,250

    Funds awarded from the Donald K. Rhine scholarship to deserving students since 1998.

  • 207

    Students awarded the Donald K. Rhine scholarships since 1998.

Applying for our Scholarship

To be considered for the Donald K. Rhine Scholarship you must:

  • Be a Reliant member.
  • Be a high school senior, a currently enrolled full-time college/university student, or an adult enrolling as a full-time college/university student in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Demonstrate the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”
  • Play an active role in your community through community service.
  • Demonstrate high achievement in your academic performance and activities.
  • Complete the application and required essay, letter of reference, and obtain the required transcripts.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2022

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

For more information about the Donald K. Rhine scholarship, email [email protected] or call us at 800-724-9282. Recipients will be notified by April 30, 2022.

other scholarships we support

NYCUA Statewide Scholarship

The NYCUA scholarships are awarded in amounts ranging between $750 and $1,500 and may be used at a two- or four-year accredited educational institution.

A student applying must:

  • Be a Reliant member.
  • Be a college-bound high school senior at the time of application.
  • Attend either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution for the first time in the fall of 2022.
  • Complete the application and required essay, and obtain the required transcripts.
  • Sign the paperwork and get the signature of a parent or guardian as well.

Download Application

Application Deadline: January 7, 2022. The application, transcripts and essay must be submitted to the NYCUA here.

For more information, email [email protected] or give us a call at 800-724-9282. Recipients will be notified in May, 2022.

NYCUA Rochester Chapter Scholarship

The Rochester Chapter of the New York Credit Union Association awards a minimum of $10,000 in scholarship funds to outstanding high school seniors.

The application deadline for the NYCUA Rochester Chapter Scholarship has passed.

For more information, email [email protected] or give us a call at 800-724-9282. Recipients were notified in May, 2021.

Moore than a Race

In 2010, we started a 5K fundraiser to raise additional money for the Donald K. Rhine scholarship program. Since its inception, the race has raised over $110,000 to support the scholarship program.

Find out about Moore than a Race

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