Vermont Federal Credit Union awards $8,000 in educational scholarships

BURLINGTON, VT (July 6, 2015) — Vermont Federal Credit Union is excited to provide four, $2,000 scholarships in 2015. Scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors, John O’Sullivan-Griffith and Josiah Witt, as well as Siena Facciolo and Patrick Kane who are currently enrolled in higher education.

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John O’Sullivan-Griffith graduated in June from Burlington High School. This fall, John will be studying Business at Cornell University.

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Josiah Witt is a recent graduate of Bellows Free Academy Fairfax and has been accepted to the University of Vermont where he will study Computer Science in the fall.

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Siena Facciolo is currently attending McGill University in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental studies. Siena is a graduate of Montpelier High School class of 2013.

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Patrick Kane is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs at George Washington University. Patrick graduated from Missisquoi Valley Union High School in 2013.

Recipients were selected by a volunteer Scholarship Committee and were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership activities, service to community, as well as responses to an essay question. Vermont Federal Credit Union would like to congratulate all scholarship recipients and wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Vermont Federal is a $430 million-plus financial institution, with seven locations currently serving over 34,000 members. Members are part of a cooperative, meaning they share ownership in the Credit Union and elect a volunteer board of directors. Vermont Federal Credit Union provides membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Franklin, Washington, or Addison Counties in Vermont. Vermont Federal Credit Union is committed to providing support to the communities it serves and to make a decided difference in the lives of its members and other Vermonters. For more information about Vermont Federal Credit Union, call (888) 252-0202, visit, or find us on Facebook.

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