Credit union offers $6,000 in scholarships to 2021 seniors

3 years ago

FORT KENT, Maine — As a financial institution invested in their communities and neighbors, Acadia Federal Credit Union has announced it will award $6,000 in scholarships to area high school seniors.

Three $2,000 scholarships are being offered to graduating Maine seniors who plan to attend college. The three $2,000 awards will allow local high school graduates to offset the cost of college education.

“As a member of the communities we serve, Acadia strongly believes in and supports funding educational opportunities for our students,” said Acadia FCU chief relationship officer, Jill Bouchard Cairns. 

“In doing so, we play a vital role in sustaining our future. By providing scholarship assistance, we enable greater access to college with the goal of ensuring our recipients can focus on their studies,” Cairns said.

The scholarship is available to current Maine high school seniors who meet all of the following criteria: (1) Attend an Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock or Penobscot County high school; (2) Plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university; and (3) are an active Acadia FCU member or whose parent(s)/guardian(s) is/are active member(s).

Those who meet the scholarship criteria may complete the application online at  The deadline to apply is April 18, 2021.