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SEFCU Awards $50,000 in Scholarships



High school and college students throughout the Capital Region, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Buffalo were awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships this week by SEFCU as part of the credit union’s annual scholarship program.

Students’ applications are evaluated based on academic achievements, leadership positions held, a written essay, and community service. This year, SEFCU scholarship recipients completed almost 14,000 hours of volunteer service in their communities.

The scholarships were awarded in an online celebration with attendees from across the state.

SEFCU awarded the following scholarships to a total of 41 individuals.

$1,000 Smart Sense Scholarships:

Hannah Baker, Plattsburgh Senior High School; Aiden Boehm, Coxsackie-Athens High School; Maria Carzo, Shenendehowa High School; Kassidi Dennis, Catholic Central High School; Matthew Donovan, Cicero-North Syracuse High School; Grace Elliott, Chenango Valley Central School; Amelia Evans, Bethlehem Central School; Kristin Farley, Gloversville High School; Emily Gorgievski, Charles W. Baker High School; Kara Hammond, South Glens Falls Senior High School; Josh Janack, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School; Paige Kenneally, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School; Joseph Kenney, Guilderland High School; Josef Laurer, Saratoga Springs High School; Robert Leitch IV, Christian Brothers Academy; Adam Lewis, Vestal High School; Mackenzie Lindsay, Amsterdam High School; Elizabeth McGinn, Saratoga Springs High School; Jessemia Meekins, Binghamton High School; Arica Miller, Averill Park High School; Lucas Mitchell, Guilderland High School; Rufus Nguyen-McDowell, Troy High School; Jamie Oliver, Windsor Central High School; Sophia Pearlman, Albany High School; Stephen Putnam, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School; Hannah Richards, Cobleskill-Richmondville High School; Madelynn Rohne, Saratoga Central Catholic School; Devin Scotch, Akron Central High School; Katharine Serio, Academy of the Holy Names; Shivani Singh, Niskayuna High School; and Laurel Stix, Albany High School

 

$2,500 John Ilacqua Memorial Scholarship: in memory of past SEFCU board member, awarded to one high school student planning to attend Siena College

Lillian Kronau, Averill Park High School

$2,500 Robert Berroyer Memorial Scholarship: in memory of past SEFCU board member, awarded to one high school student who attends LaSalle Institute

Ryan Patrick

$2,500 Roma Intangible Lodge #215 SEFCU Smart Sense Scholarship: awarded to one high school student of Italian heritage

Miles Compani, Broadalbin-Perth High School

$2,500 Jean L. Myers Memorial Scholarship: in memory of past board member, awarded to one high school student planning to pursue a business degree

Charlotte Snyder, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School

$2,500 Dr. Carmen Cornute Memorial Scholarship: in memory of the wife of a past board member, awarded to one student pursuing an advanced degree in nursing

Erin McHugh, Medaille College

$2,500 Robert Cornute Memorial Scholarship: in memory of past board member, awarded to one high school student who demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts

Paige Lewis, Academy of Holy Names

$1,000 Campus Connect Scholarship: awarded to one current college student studying anywhere in the country

Alexandra Sipos, Middlebury College

$1,000 Rensselaer Scholarship: awarded to one current student attending Rensselaer

Molly Monge

$1,000 University at Albany Scholarship: awarded to one current student attending the University at Albany

Christine James

$1,000 University at Buffalo Scholarship: awarded to one current student attending the University at Buffalo

Tyler Depczynski

$500 New York Credit Union Association Scholarship: awarded to New York credit union members who are high school seniors planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college

Miles Compani, Broadalbin-Perth High School

Devin Scotch, Akron Central High School

$750 New York Credit Union Association Scholarship: awarded to New York credit union members who are high school seniors planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college

Jessemia Meekins, Binghamton High School

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