Credit union awards six $1,000 scholarships

4 years ago

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine — NorState Federal Credit Union recently awarded six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who had applied by the May 2019 deadline.

As part of the application process, high school applicants had to attend an Aroostook or Northern Penobscot County school; plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university, and be an active NorState FCU member or have parent(s) or guardian(s) who were active members of the credit union.

The credit union congratulated their 2019 scholarship winners: Kasie Blanchette from Madawaska, Jacob Dube from St. David, Lauren Headley from Van Buren, Chelsea Ouellette from Van Buren, Daniel Wortman from Ashland and Megan Boulay from Fort Kent.

Along with a short essay, applicants submitted a list of any or all community service projects for which they had contributed or volunteered.

“We put emphasis on volunteerism when considering applications for our scholarship awards. NorState’s philosophy of ‘People Helping People’ defines who we are as an organization and as employees,” stated Susan G. Whitehead, CEO and president of NorState FCU.

“We encourage our employees and their families to give back to the communities in which they serve and/or live; so it’s not unusual for the credit union to encourage its youth members to do the same,” Whitehead said.

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