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WEB EXCLUSIVE: WCCU sponsoring scholarships for local students

April 6, 2011

The Westerly Community Credit Union is sponsoring three scholarships for local area high schools: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Stonington and Westerly. Two scholarships are for the amount of $2500 and one is for $500.

The Annual Joseph N. Cugini Scholarship is for students planning to pursue Business or a Business-related major in college. This $2500 scholarship was established to honor the many years of dedicated service by Joseph N. Cugini to the Westerly Community Credit Union. After 40 years of service, Cugini retired as President/CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Directors. He will be known for his work in the Credit Union movement: with the Credit Union National Association, the Rhode Island Credit Union League, and the World Council of Credit Unions. This scholarship will honor his many accomplishments achieved during his tenure at the Credit Union. Deadline: April 13, 2011.

The Annual Robert M. Bewlay Memorial Scholarship is for a student currently enrolled or entering college with an intended degree in Information Technology. This $2500 scholarship was established to honor Robert M. Bewlay’s dedication and service to the Westerly Community Credit Union. As Vice President of the Credit Union for 35 years, Bewlay was instrumental in implementing the computer system and technology utilized by the Credit Union. Deadline: April 13, 2011.

The Westerly Community Credit Union is also proud to be a part of the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island (CUARI) College Scholarship Program. The Credit Union will submit the top three applications to CUARI for final review and consideration for the eight scholarships of $500. Applicants will be evaluated on a variety of criteria including the students’ academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities, and the quality and content of an essay that addressed the applicant’s intended major field of study and career goals. Deadline: April 4, 2011.

Applications for all scholarships are available at any Westerly Community Credit Union branch location, on our website www.westerlyccu.com, and also at the guidance departments at the local high schools. Applications must be submitted to one of Westerly Community Credit Union branch locations. For more information call 596-7000 or visit our website www.westerlyccu.com.

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