Northeast Credit Union Names 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Twenty-five extraordinary Northeast Credit Union student-members have been selected as recipients of Northeast Credit Union’s (NECU) 2019 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.

“Furthering my education is important to me because it will provide me with the opportunity to follow my dream of becoming a Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner,” said Allison Theriault, an NECU scholarship recipient. “Not everyone is able to continue their education, so I feel incredibly grateful that I am. Every year, the cost of education increases, making it extremely difficult to obtain a degree. This generous scholarship will go directly towards my tuition at Endicott College, and I am so thankful that Northeast Credit Union has recognized my hard work.”

NECU 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 Nickolas Heysler replied, “I believe in sharing the love my community has shown me, and paying it forward to others. Through the various clubs I’ve participated in, I’ve had many opportunities to give back to my community. Northeast Credit Union is part of our very generous and caring community here in the Mount Washington Valley. It means a lot to me that my credit union gives back to the students and members in our community.”

“There’s no better feeling than helping the student-members of our Northeast Credit Union family reach their goals,” said Northeast Credit Union’s President and CEO Timothy J. Collia. “Each year, it becomes more and more difficult for us to choose the recipients from such a large pool of talented and deserving young people. We are eager to award these scholarships to our student-members and are excited to see their success in their future endeavors.”

This year, the program awarded students from 16 different high schools. NECU is thrilled to announce the 2019 scholarship recipients include:

Peter J. Kavalauskas Memorial Scholarship

  • Jillian Lefebvre, Berlin High School

Roger G. Marois Memorial Scholarship

  • Allison Theriault, Berlin High School

Bart M. DallaMura Memorial Scholarship

  • Collin Else, Dover High School

Community Champion Scholarship

  • Willem Federico, Dover High School
  • Jordan West, Kennett High School

Northeast Credit Union Scholarship

  • Matthew Juhn Panga, Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Emma Chestnut, Kennebunk High School
  • Madeline Flagg, Brewster Academy
  • Morgan Leblanc, Thornton Academy
  • Emma Lanseigne, Sanborn Regional High School
  • Lily Martson, Coe Brown Northwood Academy
  • Kelsey Alimandi, Berlin High School
  • Grace Jordan, Portsmouth High School
  • Libby Nett, Berlin High School
  • Lauren Dube, Portsmouth High School
  • Haley Coulombe, Berlin High School
  • Grace Vachon, Somersworth High School
  • Nickolas Heysler, Kennett High School
  • Catherine Shaw, Scarborough High School
  • Maxwell Tuttle, Prospect Mountain High School
  • Nicholas Grimbilas, Bishop Brady High School
  • Molly Hyde, Oyster River High School
  • Bryce Gauthier, Gorham High School
  • Nicole Kingdon, Dover High School
  • Benjamin Stone, Dover High School


About Northeast Credit Union

Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have nearly $1.5 billion in assets and serve more than 130,000 members at 20 branches throughout New Hampshire and Maine. We offer a full range of financial products and services. Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, they include mortgage, auto loans, investment products, business accounts, credit cards, and innovative online and mobile services. For more information, please visit