Northern Credit Union Awards Five $2,000 Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

Northern Credit Union recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to five students as part of the 2018 Northern Credit Union College Scholarship Program which is done in partnership with the Credit Union Association of New York. The program recognizes students, based on their applications, for academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities, and the quality of their written essay.

With the cost of higher education on the rise, many students look to scholarships as a way to supplement funds to attend college. This year 28 students from local high schools throughout Jefferson, Lewis, and Southern St. Lawrence County applied. “A college education can open doors and help young people develop important critical thinking, leadership skills and technical expertise needed for their chosen career paths. We’re honored to provide these scholarships to such deserving students and wish them the very best as they further their education,” said Dan St. Hilaire, President/CEO of Northern Credit Union.

Each winner was invited to their local Northern Credit Union Member Relationship Center for a celebratory gathering to receive their first scholarship check and a college gift basket. The scholarship will be distributed in installments over the course of the students’ college careers.

The five winners are:

  • Tessa Powlin of Pulaski Academy and Central School, attending Nazareth College in the fall.
  • Connor Demo of Beaver River Central School, attending Roberts Wesleyan College in the fall.
  • Caydee Blankenship of Indian River Central School, attending SUNY Oswego in the fall.
  • Allyson Hall of Harrisville Central School, attending Le Moyne College in the fall.
  • Emily McGregor of Gouverneur Central School, attending St. Lawrence University in the fall.

Photo Credit, Northern Credit Union, Gouverneur Member Relationship Center: (From left to right) Alexis Johnson, Member Relations; Audrey Waterman, Member Relations ; Hillary Bowman, Member Relations; Lisa McGregor, parent, Emily McGregor, recipient; Jim McGregor, parent; Cheyenne Whitford, Member Relations; Erica Briggs, Member Relations; Jaimee Knowlton, Member Relations.

Photo Credit, Northern Credit Union, Gouverneur Member Relationship Center: (From left to right) Jaimee Knowlton, Member Relations; Shelly Carr, Guidance Counselor; Jolie Snyder, parent; Allyson Hall, recipient; Jeffery Hall, parent ;Genny Bush; Hillary Bowman, Member Relations; Darlene Ward, Gouverneur Member Relationship Manager.

2018 Northern Credit Union Scholarship Recipients

Photo Credit, Northern Credit Union, Lowville Member Relationship Center: (From left to right): Erika Plumpton, Lowville Member Relationship Manager; Connor Demo, recipient, Timothy Malmin, Member Relations.

2018 Northern Credit Union Scholarship Recipients

Photo Credit, Northern Credit Union, Adams Member Relationship Center: (From left to right): Dorrine Smith, Member Relations; Morgan Stevens, Member Relations; Lindsay Panunzio, Member Relations; Tessa Powlin, recipient, Renee Powlin, parent.

Photo Credit, Northern Credit Union, LeRay Member Relationship Center: (From left to right) Thomas Pierce, LeRay Member Relationship Manager; Audrey Waterman, Member Relations ; Sammy the Squirrel; Caydee Blankenship, recipient, Daniel Munroe, parent; and Jessica Ridsdale, Vice President of Human Resources, Training and Compliance.