[box]Jessica Tubis and Cameron Twitty shake hands with Wepawaug-Flagg Federal Credit Union President and CEO Michael Hinchey.[/box]
Two North Haven residents who will be freshmen in college this year each received a $1,000 scholarship from Wepawaug-Flagg Federal Credit Union to help them continue their education.
Jessica Tubis, a 2013 North Haven High School graduate, and Cameron Twitty, a North Haven resident and 2013 Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School graduate, were each awarded $1,000 this summer.
Tubis will attend Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts this fall to study history.
Meanwhile, Twitty will attend Xavier University in Ohio this fall to study communications and criminal justice.
“Our organization is happy to offer scholarship opportunities to help offset some of the cost of higher education,” said WFFCU President and CEO Michael J. Hinchey. “We wish all of our scholarship winners the best of luck this fall as they continue their education.”
Scholarships were open to all high school seniors, who will be full-time, degree seeking students enrolled at a U.S. accredited college or university or a current college freshman, sophomore or junior. Applicants either had to be members of the credit union, or have at least one parent who is a member.
Applicants for our scholarship were asked, “What’s the best advice you ever received? Why? And did you follow it?”
WFFCU’s board of directors appointed a scholarship committee who volunteered their time to go through all the applications and select the winners.
WFFCU is a SEG-based (select employee group) credit union that was founded in 1936 and is located in the greater Hamden/New Haven area and serves nearly 10,000 members. Those members come from our various SEGs and their relatives who are eligible to join.