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  • Northeast Credit Union Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

    PORTSMOUTH --Twenty-four extraordinary Northeast Credit Union student-members have been selected as recipients of Northeast Credit Union’s 2020 Scholarship Awards. $40,000 in scholarships were awarded to student-members in New Hampshire and Southern Maine, who displayed exceptional leadership among their peers, and demonstrated a commitment to academics and to their communities.


    “Your generosity has made a profound impact on my life and I am truly grateful to be a recipient of your scholarship” said Anna Roberge, a Love Your Community Scholarship recipient. “It is an honor to be recognized for my hard work, and receiving this scholarship motivates me to continue to strive for excellence.”


    Northeast Credit Union promotes the simple message, Love your Community (LYC), in an effort to encourage others to be active members in the communities they live and work in. When asked what it means to Love Your Community, scholarship recipient Crystal Brackett, a nursing student replied, “I plan to make a positive difference in the world by continuing to give back to my community, to treat every patient like they are my loved one and being kind.”


    “When I think of our 2020 scholarship recipients the word resilient comes to mind. These talented and deserving students have ended their academic year differently than anticipated, however, they have handled it with humility and support for one another,” said Northeast Credit Union’s President and CEO Timothy J. Collia. “There is no better feeling than recognizing and helping our student-members of Northeast Credit Union reach their goals. We are excited to see and share in their success in their future endeavors.”


    This year, the program awarded students from 16 different schools. Northeast Credit Union is thrilled to announce the 2020 scholarship recipients include:


    Peter J. Kavalauskas Memorial Scholarship

    Crystal Brackett, Southern ME Community College


    Roger G. Marois Memorial Scholarship

    Christal Toussaint, Spaulding High School


    Bart M. DallaMura Memorial Scholarship

    Sawyer Rogers, Exeter High School


    Community Champion Scholarship

    Alexis DeBlois, Alvirne High School

    Kathleen Erin McCafferty, Portsmouth High School


    Love Your Community Scholarship

    Alexandra Wheeler, Coe Brown Northwood Academy

    Anna Roberge, Gorham Middle-High School

    Connor Cossette, Somersworth High School

    Emily Cheevers, Lebanon High School

    Griffin Bradley Richards, Exeter High School

    Haley Jessica Norton, Berlin Senior High School

    Jenni Dudley, Dover High School

    Joseph Morrell, Oyster River High School

    Julia Campion, R.W. Traip Academy

    Kaitlyn Gerhard, Dover High School

    Karis Hakala, Portsmouth High School

    Madison Baggs, Dover High School

    Natalie E. Ouellette, Nobel High School

    Phoebe Tyler, Exeter High School

    Ryan C. Ouellet, Exeter High School

    Ryan Pottier, St. Thomas Aquinas High School

    Samuel Haas, Dover High School

    Timothy Grosky, Spaulding High School


    Adult Achievement Scholarship

    Sydney Page, The University of Rhode Island


    To learn more about The Northeast Credit Union Scholarship Program, and to see a video commencement prepared for this year’s scholarship recipients please visit https://necu.org/landing-pages/scholarships/.



    About Northeast Credit Union

    At Northeast Credit Union, we're proud of our long-standing history of providing safe, high-quality financial services to our member-owners. We believe that serving our members extends to serving the communities in which we live and work. From humble beginnings at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard we are proud to be a member-owned and not-for-profit organization with $1.6 billion in assets, over 135,000 members and 19 branches throughout New Hampshire and Maine. We strive to provide exceptional value, convenience, and the highest possible level of service each and every day. We know that as a cooperative, we can make a difference in the lives of our families and the health of our communities.


    Connect With Us

    necu.org | 888-436-1847 | memberservices@necu.org

    Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/northeastcu and Instagram at @neculoveyourcommunity.

    To learn more about The Love Your Community Project or share your kindness stories, please visit www.TheLYC.com .