Financial Resources FCU Foundation Announces Annual Scholarship Winners

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Bridgewater, NJ  – Financial Resources FCU Foundation, the Foundation for Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, awarded three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, from their Annual Scholarship Contest.  A presentation ceremony was held at the Credit Union on August 12 where Lena Matthews, Chairman of the Foundation and President & CEO of the Credit Union, presented the winners with their checks. The award amount is paid jointly to the recipients and to their colleges.  The scholarship winners are:

  • Syleen Neely of Franklin Park, NJ will be attending Rutgers University. Her personal goal is to work in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
  • Michael Bender of Bound Brook, NJ will be attending The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.   His personal goal is to be a research scientist.
  • Christine Martino of Flemington, NJ will be attending Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  Her personal goal is to pursue a Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering.

Lena Matthews, Chairman of the Foundation and President & CEO of the Credit Union said, “These three students represent the best and the brightest, showing outstanding commitment to their studies and their communities.  We are proud to help support them and eager to follow their achievements as they continue their education.”

The 2011 Foundation Scholarship Contest featured marked changes from previous year’s contests: For the first time, applicants were judged on SAT scores, if applicable; academic performance, community involvement, teacher recommendations, and personal goals, rather than an essay, which was used in years past as the basis for awarding scholarships. Additionally, application was open this year to non-member residents of Somerset, Middlesex and Hunterdon Counties.

About Financial Resources Federal Credit Union

Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, formerly the Ethicon Employees Federal Credit Union, is a federally chartered credit union that offers a variety of financial products and services to its members, and business services for its member companies, organizations, and the communities of Flemington, N.J., and the greater New Brunswick/Somerset, N.J. area.  Financial Resources is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and savings are federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. Headquartered in Bridgewater, N.J., Financial Resources has almost 25,000 members and total assets of $400 million.  Visit for more information.

About Financial Resources FCU Foundation

The Foundation organizes and hosts charitable events on behalf of Financial Resources Federal Credit Union in support of charities and medical institutions that provide services to children.


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