Dutch Point Credit Union, a $185 million community credit union serving over 16,000 members throughout Connecticut, has announced that five scholarship recipients have been selected to receive $1,000 each through the Dorothy J. Sullivan Scholarship program launched in 2007.
The scholarship program was created to honor the achievements of Dorothy J. Sullivan, the credit union’s previous President and CEO and first employee, and to address the credit union’s desire to return greater value and provide financial assistance to high school students pursuing a college degree.
“We were thrilled with the response from the students in our community and their interest in the scholarship program,” said Francis Proto, Dutch Point President and CEO. “The scholarship recipients are dedicated and hardworking students and showed great insight into the importance of education to their future.”
The scholarships were available to Dutch Point Credit Union members and were awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community involvement.
This year’s scholarship winners were honored during a reception held at the Wethersfield Main Office on June 1, 2011. Information about the 2012 Scholarship program will be available on the website this fall.