Municipal Credit Union. MCU will award a total of $66,000 in scholarship money to college-bound high school graduates. There will be eight memorial scholarships for $5,000 each, and 13 grants of $2,000 each.
In order to be eligible for these scholarships the student must be either a child or grandchild of an MCU member in good standing. The selection process will judge the applicants on their academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, references, and an essay describing the student’s goals. Applicants will also automatically be eligible for a $500 statewide Public Relations and Marketing Council Scholarship.
“MCU is deeply committed to supporting the youth throughout the communities our members work and live. Our Scholarship Program is one way we achieve this by recognizing and rewarding young people for their outstanding academic performance and community service,” said MCU President/CEO Kam Wong. “We hope our scholarships will enable these students to achieve their goals and succeed in their future endeavors.”
A student from Windsor Terrace was the recipient of the James McKeon Memorial Scholarship. Katherine O’Donnell used her $5,000 scholarship from MCU to pursue studies in biomedical engineering at Binghamton University.
Applications are now available at the following Brooklyn branches of MCU:
• 350 Jay Street
• 1560 Flatbush Avenue
• 2142 Ralph Avenue
• 1904 Surf Avenue
They are also available at any MCU branch as well as on-line on the MCU website: www.nymcu.org. The deadline to submit applications in January 15, 2016.