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$9,000 in Scholarships Awarded to UMassFive Members

June 24, 2020 - News

Seven members of UMassFive College Federal Credit Union were awarded a total of $9,000 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.

Two scholarships for $2,000 each were awarded to UMassFive members by the Pioneer Valley Chapter of Credit Unions. Recipient Seth Thayumanavan, a graduate from Deerfield Academy, will attend University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia this fall and is considering majoring in mechanical engineering. Recipient Matthew Tibbitts, a graduate from Ludlow High School, will attend Harvard University in the fall to major in government with a minor in environmental science and public policy.

Five $1,000 scholarships we awarded thanks to a partnership with Credit Union Student Choice, the private student lending partner of UMassFive College Credit Union. Felicia Fil, graduate of Hopkins Academy, will attend Saint Michael's College in the fall to study psychology. Robert William Garvey, a graduate of Westborough High School, will attend Saint Anselm College to study biology. Devon Glennon, a graduate of Amherst Regional High School, will attend University of Massachusetts Amherst to study Business Management. Sufana Noorwez, graduate of Shrewsbury High School, will attend Vassar College to study biology. Joy Yamagiwa, graduate of Amherst Regional High School, will attend Northeastern University to study International Business.

We are so proud of the scholarship winners, as well as the other 27 high school members who submitted their applications for consideration. 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.