First Source Federal Credit Union awarded $12,000 to local students pursuing their continuing education locally for the 2010-2011 academic school years.
Among the scholarship recipients were Justin Peavey, Utica College; Emily Gallagher, Utica College; Jonathan Torres, Mohawk Valley Community College; Elizabeth Warmingham, Mohawk Valley Community College; Benjamin Williams, SUNY IT; Cecilia Ludowieg, SUNY IT; Michelle Beck, USC the Business College; Benjamin Sweeney, USC the Business College; Michael Sparrin, Herkimer County Community College; Katelyn VanNort, Herkimer County Community College; and Jennifer Rougeux, Hamilton College.
Applicants were asked to write an essay of 250-500 words about how education has made a difference in their life and how they intend to make a difference in the lives of others through their schooling. Essays were reviewed by an independent panel of judges, including both First Source representatives and participating college representatives.
Since 1995 First Source FCU has awarded scholarships to deserving students, granting more than $222,000 in total.