Press

South Jersey Federal Credit Union awards scholarships to high school students

DEPTFORD, NJ (June 15, 2017) — South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) has awarded seven college-bound high school students with scholarships totaling in the amount of $3,250.

To be eligible, the student or a parent was required to be a member of South Jersey Federal Credit Union. Official high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and a letter of recommendation also had to be submitted. The essay portion required students to invasion that they were on elevator and happened to strike up a conversation with a fellow passenger. They had to mention that they were on their way to South Jersey Federal Credit Union, while convincing the fellow passenger to switch from their bank to South Jersey Federal Credit Union.

The students were presented their scholarships from Rahul Kachru, President and CEO of South Jersey Federal Credit Union. “The contributions each of us make in a child’s life and education shape what they might become…the idea that we at South Jersey Federal Credit Union can participate in this contribution in a small way is an absolute honor. We wish these kids a very successful future,” said Kachru.

The following students were awarded scholarships.

·         Christine Adams from Bishop Eustace Preparatory School received a $750 scholarship, and will be attending Towson University.

·         Samiyah Banfield from Egg Harbor Township High School received a $750 scholarship, and will be attending Delaware State University.

·         Daniel Onuoh from Williamstown High School received a $500 scholarship, and will be attending Yale University.

·         Delano Louis Hendrix from Atlantic City Institute of Technology received a $500 scholarship, and will be attending Atlantic Cape Community College.

·         Ciara Zwicker from Mainland High School received a $250 scholarship, and will be attending Fairleigh Dickinson University.

·         Summer Roche from Atlantic City High School received a $250 scholarship, and will be attending Saint Joseph’s University.  

·         Jessica Toci from Lenape High School received a $250 scholarship, and will be attending West Chester University.

Ernest Huggard, Senior Vice President/CFO (left), Delano Louis Hendrix, Christine Adams, Jessica Toci, Ciara Zwicker, Rahul Kachru, President/CEO (right)


About South Jersey Federal Credit Union

South Jersey Federal Credit Union headquartered in Deptford, New Jersey, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and governed by over 54,000 members. SJFCU has nine branches in Gloucester, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Cumberland Counties in New Jersey and Philadelphia and Lycoming Counties in Pennsylvania.  For more information, please visit www.SouthJerseyFCU.com.

Contacts

Brianna Ruffalo
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
South Jersey Federal Credit Union
856-232-9000 Ext. 5032
bruffalo@southjerseyfcu.com

Linda Laubach
Assistant Vice President, Marketing
South Jersey Federal Credit Union
856-232-9000 Ext. 5007
llaubach@southjerseyfcu.com

More News