Hudson River Community Credit Union
(HRCCU) announced the winners of its
2013 College Scholarship and Making Life
Better Scholarship contests.
Each of the following student members
received a $1,000 scholarship: Jenna
Akerley, Corinth Central School; Andrea
Brenner,Shenendehowa High School; James
Campbell, Saratoga Springs High School;
and Rebecca Sheely, Schuylerville High
Allison Cirenza, Saratoga Springs High
School, and Lauren Bolz, Queensbury High
School, each received a $500 scholarship.
Cynthia Cappello, South Glens Falls High
School, was awarded $1,000 for the Making
Life Better Scholarship.
Eligible candidates were required to be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university in the fall and be HRCCU members-in-good-standing. Applicants were judged on their academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, honors and awards, employment experience, length of HRCCU membership and essay question. For the Making Life Better Scholarship, members were judged on their community service involvement and essay question.
“We had a tremendous response and these seven winning students show exemplary accomplishments in and out of the classroom,” said Susan Commanda, chief executive officer. “HRCCU is proud to provide scholarships for these very deserving young adults and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
The HRCCU College Scholarship Program began in 1994 to promote and foster the educational endeavors of the credit union’s young members. To date, 71 area students have benefitted from the program with awards totaling $57,500, according to the credit union.