LAWRENCE, Mass. – Merrimack Valley Credit Union awarded $15,000 in college scholarships earlier this month, recognizing 15 outstanding high school students from its field of membership both north and south of Boston. Among the scholarship winners is Grace Baker, of Hampton, who is graduating from Winnacunnet High School and will attend Fairfield University to study nursing.
The students were honored during a virtual ceremony on June 8, where they celebrated with family and members of Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s senior management team.
The organization received 178 applications from students at 66 different high schools located across the two regions. Students were scored on their academic performance, school and community involvement, work experience, letters of recommendation and their essays about what they would do if they ran Merrimack Valley Credit Union.
"Choosing the 15 scholarship recipients was especially difficult this year, as we had so many impressive applicants," said John Howard, president & CEO, Merrimack Valley Credit Union. "The scholarship recipients were selected because of their commitment to education and to their community both in and out of school. While many had to modify how they demonstrated that commitment in the past few months – through remote learning and finding other ways to help in the community – we are confident that the flexibility and resiliency they have shown these past few months will prove useful not only in college, but also in their careers."
Over the past four years, Merrimack Valley Credit Union has awarded 36 students with nearly $45,000 in scholarships to pursue higher education. For more information about Merrimack Valley Credit Union, visit https://www.mvcu.com/.