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$5,000 in Scholarships Awarded to UMassFive Members

July 24, 2019 - News

Hadley, MA - Three members of UMassFive College Federal Credit Union were awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarships recently, thanks to the Pioneer Valley Chapter of Credit Unions and Credit Union Student Choice. These scholarships are awarded to applicants based on academic achievements, community involvement, and a written essay.

Kevin Johnson, a senior at South Hadley High School, was awarded the $2,000 Michael Sullivan scholarship award. His academic performances in school and in testing were extraordinary, and put him at the top of the pile of applicants. Additionally, Kevin was part of Improv Theater, Latin Club, L.E.O. Club, and Student Council at his school. He plans to attend USC in the fall to study Political Science.

Sabrina Sam, a senior from Braintree High School, was awarded the $2,000 Kathy Hutchinson Scholarship award. Sabrina was an impressive applicant with outstanding grades and testing scores, as well as a heavy load of extracurricular activities including:  Key Club, Science Club, Math Team, tennis, figure skating, piano, and string quartet. She plans to attend the Bentley University honors program in the fall, majoring in Finance.

Eleanor Klitzke, a senior at Frontier Regional High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship compliments of Credit Union Student Choice, the private student lending partner of UMassFive College Credit Union. Eleanor had exceptional GPA and SAT scores, as well as a healthy extracurricular life as a musician, varsity athlete, VP of Band Council, and Stage Manager for Frontier Music Telethon— all while volunteering at Dakin Animal Shelter. She plans to attend Wellesley College in the fall, majoring in Astrophysics.

We are so proud of Kevin, Sabrina, Eleanor, and the other 53 high school members who submitted their applications for these scholarships. Our student members are a very bright group of young people who are already doing lots of work in our communities, and will be sure to have a significant impact on the world.