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And the Winners Are…..2023 Scholarship Winners Announced


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.
2023 scholarship winners with Paul Gentile President/CEO of Merck Employees Federal Credit Union
Pictured left to right: Joshua Baker, Christopher Lee, Jimmy Boelhower Jr., AJ Caesar all scholarship winners with Paul Gentile, Merck Employees FCU President/CEO.


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.