Acadia FCU offers $8,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors

2 months ago

As a financial institution committed to boosting the vibrancy of the communities they serve, Acadia Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the application period for their scholarship program has officially opened. The award pool has been increased to $8,000, which is $2,000 over previous years.

“We strive to embody our core values with hopes of enriching the communities we serve in meaningful ways,” said Acadia FCU VP of Employee Experience, Jill Bouchard Cairns. “Empowering high school seniors to pursue their college dreams by helping to fund those dreams is one way we do this. It’s more than just offering financial assistance; it’s creating pathways with opportunities, while helping to build up the foundation of our next generation.” 

Four $2,000 Acadia FCU scholarships will be awarded to graduating Maine seniors who intend to pursue college. The scholarship is available to current Maine Class of 2024 high school seniors who meet all of the following eligibility criteria: 

• Attend an Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, or Washington County high school; 

• Plan to enroll in a two- or four-year college or university; and 

• Are an active Acadia FCU member or whose parent(s)/guardian(s) is/are active member(s). 

The goal of this scholarship program is to help high school graduates alleviate the financial burden of their college education. Those who meet the scholarship criteria may complete the application online at The deadline to apply is April 14.

With a rich history dating back to 1963, Acadia Federal Credit Union is the culmination of seven smaller community credit unions and proudly serves Aroostook, Penobscot, Hancock, Washington, and Piscataquis counties. With eight branch locations, over 16,000 members, and assets exceeding $333 million, our mission, “Creating exceptional experiences to enrich your life,” guides our dedication to delivering top-tier support and financial solutions, while contributing to the vibrancy of our communities. Discover how our member-owned financial institution can enhance your financial journey by visiting