Dutch Point Credit Union announces winners of 2018 scholarship

Area scholars excel in classroom and community

WETHERSFIELD, CT (July 2, 2018) — Dutch Point Credit Union, a $300 million community credit union serving over 23,000 members throughout Connecticut is pleased to announce that five scholarship recipients have been selected to receive $1,000 each through the Dorothy J. Sullivan Scholarship program launched in 2007.   The scholarship program was created to honor the achievements of Dorothy J. Sullivan, the credit union’s previous President and CEO and first employee, and to address the credit union’s desire to return greater value and provide financial assistance to high school students pursing a college degree.  The 2018 scholarship winners include:

Jessica Buslewicz                                              Attending:   Smith College

Newington High School

Grace Calla                                                          Attending:   Cornell University

Newington High School

Simon O’Neil                                                      Attending:    University of Hartford

Granby Memorial High School

Rachel Raymond                                              Attending:   Central CT State University

Bristol Central High School

Katharine Ryan                                                  Attending:   Syracuse University

Nathan Hale-Ray High School

“Part of our mission as a community-based credit union is to provide education and financial awareness in the communities we serve. Recognizing local students for their hard work and dedication is one way of supporting the growth and future of our youth,” stated Francis R.N. Proto, President and CEO.

The scholarships were available to Dutch Point Credit Union members and were awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities and community involvement.  This year’s scholarship winners were honored during a reception held at the Wethersfield Main Office on June 6, 2018.

Jessica Buslewicz, Simon O’Neil and Katharine Ryan; Seated Left to Right: Grace Cala and Rachel Raymond

About Dutch Point Credit Union

Chartered in 1960, Dutch Point Credit Union is headquartered in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and has community branches in Berlin, Newington, Bloomfield, Middletown and Niantic. DPCU has assets over $465 million and serves more than 23,000 members.  The Credit Union offers lifetime and family memberships with services that include savings, checking, loans, mortgages, credit cards, online access, and more.  For more information, please visit the company website at


Sharon Simpson


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