Sikorsky Credit Union awarded five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are headed to college this fall.
Sikorsky Credit Union annually awards scholarships to high school seniors that plan on continuing their education in the fall. The money is to go towards college expenses such as tuition, books, or other school materials. The scholarship is named after Thomas J. Williams, longtime CEO of the Credit Union, who passed away in 2015.
To qualify for the scholarship, students were required to write an essay describing the most important money management lesson that they’ve learned from Sikorsky Credit Union that will help them manage their finances in college. Essays are then reviewed by a committee who select the top five essays for the scholarship recipients.
This year’s Thomas J. Williams Scholarship winners are Jordyn Davis of Ansonia, Justin Calabrese of Oxford, Emily Fedor of Derby, Lauren Fazekas of Stratford, and Katie Gray of Oxford.
“Each essay showed what the student learned about financial literacy and it was exciting to see the impact that Sikorsky Credit Union had on them,” stated Sikorsky Credit Union’s CEO Vincent Ciambriello. “We are thrilled to give these students a head start as they begin college.”