NorState Awards Six $1,000 Scholarships
AROOSTOOK COUNTY – NorState Federal Credit Union recently awarded six $1,000.00 Scholarships to graduating seniors who had applied online by the May 2021 deadline. As part of the application process, high school applicants had to attend an Aroostook or Northern Penobscot County school; accepted and attend a two-year or four-year college or university and be an active NorState FCU member. Along with a short essay, applicants needed to list any or all community service projects they had contributed to or volunteered for. “We put emphasis on volunteerism when considering applications for our scholarship awards. NorState’s philosophy of People-Helping-People defines who we are as an organization and as employees, stated Susan G. Whitehead, CEO and President of NorState FCU. “We encourage our employees and their families to give back to the communities in which they serve and/or live; it’s not unusual for the credit union to encourage its youth members to do the same.” NorState is proud to announce their 2021 scholarship winners: Justin Pelletier, Emily Gendreau and Emma Pelletier from Madawaska High School. Brooke Caron and Abigail Ayotte from Van Buren High School and Mya Eno from Fort Kent Community High School. Justin shared this testimonial, “NorState FCU has impacted my life greatly in teaching me the importance of saving. I first opened my account after a summer of picking and selling hazelnuts. I continued saving and soon was able to buy my first car at age 15.” Mya Eno stated that NorState FCU made a difference in her life, by helping her learn financial responsibility, continuing to work and save. Brooke Caron adds, “NorState FCU has allowed me to manage my money by having a savings and checking account, helping me keep track of my spending. I would recommend NFCU to any teen, because they are super easy to work with. Congratulations to all six NorState Federal Credit Union Scholarship recipients.