Westerly Community Credit Union Sponsoring Three Scholarships for Area High Schools

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The Westerly Community Credit Union is sponsoring three scholarships for local area high schools: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, Prout, South Kingstown, Stonington, Westerly, and Wheeler. Three scholarships are for the amount of $1000 and one is for $500.

The Annual Joseph N. Cugini Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior who plans to attend a two or four year college or university upon graduation. This one-time award of $1000.00 will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior with an interest in any area of study. This scholarship was established to honor the many years of dedicated service by Joseph N. Cugini to the Westerly Community Credit Union. After 40 years of service, Cugini retired as President/CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Directors. He is known for his work in the Credit Union movement: with the Credit Union National Association, the Rhode Island Credit Union League, and the World Council of Credit Unions. This scholarship honors his many accomplishments achieved during his tenure at the Credit Union. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

The Annual Robert M. Bewlay Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior who plans to attend a two or four year college or university upon graduation. This one-time award of $1000.00 will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior with an interest in any area of study. This scholarship was established to honor Robert M. Bewlay’s dedication and service to the Westerly Community Credit Union. As Vice President of the Credit Union for 35 years, Bewlay was instrumental in implementing the computer system and technology utilized by the Credit Union. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

The Westerly Community Credit Union Vocational Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior who plans to attend a locally recognized Vocation Credentialed Certificate Program upon graduation. This annual scholarship is a one-time award of $1000. A complete list of Credentialed Certified Programs can be found listed on the application. Architectural Draftsperson, Dental Office Manager, Network Technician, and Massage Therapy are a few examples. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

The Westerly Community Credit Union is also proud to be a part of the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island (CUARI) College Scholarship Program. The Credit Union will submit the top three applications to CUARI for final review and consideration for the eight scholarships of $500. Applicants will be evaluated on a variety of criteria including the students’ academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities, and the quality and content of an essay that addressed the applicant’s intended major field of study and career goals. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

Applications for all scholarships are available at any Westerly Community Credit Union branch location, on our website www.westerlyccu.com, and also at the guidance departments at the local high schools. Applications must be submitted to one of Westerly Community Credit Union branch locations. For more information call 401.596.7000 or visit our website www.westerlyccu.com.