Five graduating high school seniors from area towns were recently awarded scholarships of $500 each from OTIS FCU. As part of their application, the scholarship recipients submitted brief essays, letters of recommendation, and copies of their letters of acceptance from a college, university, or technical school.
This year’s scholarship winners are Jack Gilbert of Spruce Mountain High School, Kaitlyn Paul of Spruce Mountain High School, Alexandria Dyke of Dirigo High School, Haley Walsh of Mt. Blue High School, and Summer Fay of Mt. Blue High School.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants were required to be a primary member of the credit union. They also had to be accepted to a post-secondary school with plans to continue their education within one year of completing high school. Scholarship recipients were selected by the credit union’s Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of employees and members of the Board of Directors.