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Westerly Community Credit Union Announces Credit Union College Scholarship Recipient

The Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce that Sommer Choiniere of Kenyon, Rhode Island, has been awarded a Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) of Rhode Island College Scholarship.

The Association designed the CCUA College Scholarship Program to support the efforts of Credit Unions in Rhode Island and recognize the outstanding talents of three (3) college-bound students with a $1,500 scholarship. These students, their parents or guardians are members of a sponsoring credit union. Each Credit Union submits three applications for consideration. Sommer’s application was submitted by the Westerly Community Credit Union.

Applicants were evaluated on a variety of criteria including the student’s academic performance, extracurricular activities, and the quality and content of an essay that addressed the applicant’s major field of study and career goals. Sommer is a recent graduate of the Chariho High School. She is attending the University of Tampa and pursuing her degree in Broadcast Journalism.

The Westerly Community Credit Union Board of Directors and staff wish to congratulate Sommer!

About Westerly Community Credit Union:

Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution, focused not on profits, but on helping its members achieve financial success. It currently serves over 19,800 members with lending and deposit products through their convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. Recent WCCU awards: #1 Best Bank in the Westerly Sun’s 2016, 2017, 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards; Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019) community service awards by the Southern RI Chamber of Commerce; as well as PBN Providence Business News Best Places to Work 2018-2019.

About the Cooperative Credit Union Association:

The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) is a regional trade organization serving as the voice for credit unions located in the States of Delaware, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Along with its legislative and regulatory initiatives and vigilance, advocacy at the CCUA also extends to consumers. Through the Better Values-Better Banking initiative, CCUA educates and builds awareness about credit unions; what they are, the value they offer, and the contributions they make to the communities they serve.

In Rhode Island, there are 19 credit unions who hold combined assets of $7 billion and a collective membership base of more than 436,000 consumers. Annually credit unions in Rhode Island provide their members with $37 million in direct financial benefits and have raised more than $1.2 million for Special Olympics Rhode Island. For more information, visit www.ccua.org.

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