2021 Merck Employees FCU scholarship winners announced

RAHWAY, NJ (May 21, 2021) — The Merck Employees Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that it has awarded seven (7) $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors in three (3) states—New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

“We are honored to have entries from so many talented young people. The sheer breadth of their talents and aspirations for their next level of studies was awe inspiring,” said MEFCU President Paul Gentile.

The following seven individuals were chosen from nearly 100 applicants located all over the United States:

  • William Garrett, who is planning to attend Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and study Applied Mathematics with a focus on Sustainability Studies;
  • Nicholas Geissler, who will continue his educational journey at Johns Hopkins University and study Applied Mathematics and Statistics;
  • Kaitlyn Harms, who will attend The College of New Jersey School of Science, majoring in Biology and minoring in Business;
  • Megan McIntyre, who will attend Notre Dame and study accounting or finance at the Mendoza School of Business;
  • Olivia Wee, who will continue her education at Claremont McKenna College where she plans to major in International Relations, or Philosophy, Politics and Economics;
  • Sheeline Yu, who will attend Yale University and plans on studying applied mathematics on the pre-med track;
  • Jack Ziets, who plans to attend American University and major in Political Science.

To learn more about the winners and their future plans, please visit the credit union’s website at

Merck Employees FCU would like to congratulate its 2021 Scholarship Program winners and wishes all winners and applicants the best as they continue their education and pursue their goals.

About Merck Employees Federal Credit Union

Established in 1936, Merck Employees Federal Credit Union is federally chartered and federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration to serve Merck employees and their family members. The credit union has $2.4 billion in assets and serves approximately 25,000 members. It is widely recognized for returning tremendous value to its member owners in the form of low fees, high rates on savings, and highly competitive loan rates.  It is deeply committed to advancing Financial Wellness for all members.


Paul Gentile

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