Merck Employees Federal Credit Union continued its long tradition of supporting the continuing education of high-school seniors by awarding a $5,000 scholarship to six high school seniors.
Each of this year’s winners are heading to a two- or four-year college or university. This year’s winners were selected from hundreds of excellent applicants from throughout the country.
This year, the following students were awarded scholarships:
- Joshua Baker, attending Cornell University to study Biomedical Engineering;
- Jimmy Boelhower Jr., attending The College of New Jersey to study Education;
- AJ Caesar, attending Princeton University to study Chemical Engineering;
- Christopher Lee, attending University of Pennsylvania to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics;
- Caroline Sewell, attending Georgetown University to study Chemistry and Classics; and
- Sheerea Yu, attending Harvard University to study Journalism and/or Law.
Each of the student’s were assessed on their academic abilities, volunteer commitments, work and extra-curricular activities, as well as an essay. This year’s essay topic focused on volunteerism, a core tenet of credit unions.
“This year’s scholarship program had a great turnout. With so many challenges in our world today it’s comforting to see young people so dedicated to making a difference. We were thrilled to have them participate in our Annual Meeting to share with us their hopes and dreams for the future,” said Paul Gentile, president/CEO of Merck Employees FCU.
Below you will find a photo and details about each scholarship winner.
The credit union wishes every applicant success in the coming year and throughout their educational journey.