WALTHAM, Mass.–RTN Federal Credit Union has announced the 2017 recipients of its James A. Burley, Jr. Scholarship Awards. The scholarship awards totaling $10,000 are presented annually to three college-bound students whose parents are Credit Union members.
Jessica Kahigian of Hampton, N.H. received the top award of $5,000. She will be attending Thomas College this fall. Emily Ward of Waltham earned $3,000 as the second-place award recipient. She will be attending Regis College. Mary Reedy of Walpole took home a third-place award of $2,000 and she will be attending Bridgewater State University.
The annual award is named in honor of RTN’s late chairman and director, James A. Burley, Jr., who served the Credit Union for more than 30 years. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their written responses to a thematic-based essay. This year, applicants were instructed to “Choose a book that has had an impact on you and explain why.”
“The Burley Scholarship reflects our investment in the next generation of Credit Union members,” said Richard Wright, RTN Treasurer and CEO. “RTN is proud to play a role in helping to make the goal of higher education more financially accessible for our member families.”
At right, from left, RTN Board Chair Arthur Osborn, Burley winner Emily Ward, Burley winner Mary Reedy, Burley winner Jessica Kahigian, and RTN Board member Edward C. Brown, IV.