Sikorsky Credit Union awards $5,000 in scholarships

Five students get a head start for college

STRATFORD, CT (June 26, 2018) — Sikorsky Credit Union recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to five high school seniors who are headed to college in the fall of 2018.  Through the Thomas J. Williams scholarship program, Sikorsky Credit Union annually awards five scholarships to students who use the money toward college expenses such as tuition, books or other school materials.

To be considered, students wrote essays describing a money lesson learned in high school that will help them as they begin college.  Nearly 75 graduating seniors submitted essays, which were reviewed by a committee. The committee then selected the top five essay writers as this year’s scholarship recipients.

This year’s winners are Michael Arther of Sandy Hook, Emily Darroch of Oxford, Matthew Dowd of West Haven, Mikhaila Eller of Stratford, and Collen Mocker of Trumbull.

“Sikorsky Credit Union is deeply committed to financial literacy through many of our programs that take place during the school year,’ noted President and Chief Executive Officer Vincent Ciambriello.  ‘This year’s scholarship winners all wrote about the financial literacy lessons they have learned and will share with others.  We are thrilled to give these students a solid head start as they begin their college education.”

Sikorsky Credit Union annually awards scholarships, and named the program after Thomas J. Williams, longtime CEO of the Credit Union, who passed away in 2015.

Matthew Dowd

Michael Arther

Mikhaila Eller

Emily Darroch

Colleen Mocker

About Sikorsky Credit Union

Sikorsky Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Connecticut with more than 65,000 members. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or volunteers in Fairfield, Hartford or New Haven counties. Sikorsky Credit Union believes in banking the way you choose and gives members the option to bank at one of their convenient branch locations, online or through their mobile app. For more information, please visit Deposits insured by the NCUA, an agency of the US government.


Patricia Diorio
Community Initiatives Specialist
Sikorsky Credit Union
(203) 385-7386

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