People’s Credit Union Names 2012 8th Grade Scholarship Winners

Arthur Paul Jr.
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(Middletown, RI):  People’s Credit Union has announced the winners of 2012 8th Grade Scholarship.  The scholarships were awarded to one student in each town that People’s has a branch location.  The six winners are:

  • Conner Flynn, All Saints Academy in Middletown
  • Aviana Koch, Monsignor Clarke School in Wakefield
  • Colin Martin, Thompson Middle School in Newport
  • Max Medeiros, West Bay Christian Academy in North Kingstown
  • Joshua Raymo, Portsmouth Middle School in Portsmouth
  • Sarah Teixeira, Kickemuit Middle School in Warren

The scholarships were awarded based on school involvement, community involvement and the answer to an essay question.  The scholarship recipients will each receive $500 but they have the chance to increase that amount each year of high school.  For each final grade that is an A, $50 is added to the scholarship amount and $25 is added to the scholarship amount for each final grade that is a B in the 9th through 12th grade.  The maximum amount to be earned is $1000.

“This is the fifth year we are awarding 8th Grade Scholarships to deserving students.  We are so happy to help local teens pursue their dream of a college education.  All of this year’s winners are an asset to their school and community,” commented Ellen N. Ford, People’s President & CEO.    

People’s Credit Union serves members through six locations in Bristol, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Wakefield.  

People’s, a member-owned, state chartered, federally insured, community credit union established in 1922. Membership is open to all individuals. Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government.

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