Stratford, CT – June 22, 2017 – Sikorsky Credit Union recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to five high school seniors who are headed to college in the fall of 2017. Through the Thomas J. Williams scholarship program, Sikorsky Credit Union annually awards five scholarships to students who use the money toward college expenses such as tuition, books or other school materials.
Students wrote essays describing money lessons learned in high school that will help them as they begin college. Nearly 75 graduating seniors submitted essays, which were reviewed by a committee, with the top five essay writers selected as this year’s scholarship recipients.
This year’s winners are Kevin Arther of Sandy Hook, Kiersten Bjork of Branford, Parker Callahan of Milford, Olivia Plavcan of Stratford and Adam Wielebinski of Newtown
“There is always great enthusiasm for these scholarships,” noted Diane Farrell, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We were able to meet all of this year’s winners in person, and they all were excited to learn of their outstanding achievement. We’re happy to give these students a head start.”
Sikorsky Credit Union annually awards scholarships, and named the program after Thomas J. Williams, longtime CEO of the Credit Union, who passed away in 2015.