WCCU Announces Scholarship Awards

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Westerly Community Credit Union Scholarship Committee recently awarded (4) $1000 scholarships to local students of Chariho, South Kingstown and Westerly High Schools. 

Andrew Poirier, of Ashaway, was awarded the Westerly Community Credit Union- Joseph N. Cugini Memorial Scholarship. The Joseph N. Cugini Memorial Scholarship is named on behalf of the Credit Union’s former president, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Joseph Cugini. Cugini retired in 2000 after 41 years of service to the Credit Union. Andrew will be attending the Kent State University to pursue a degree in Aeronautics. 
Libby Braun, of Richmond, was awarded the Westerly Community Credit Union- Robert M. Bewlay Memorial Scholarship. The Robert M. Bewlay Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the Credit Union’s former Vice President, Robert M. Bewlay, for his 35 years of dedication and service to the Westerly Community Credit Union. Libby will be attending Suffolk University to study Computer Science. 
Melanie Gomes of Westerly and Taylor Hurrell of Wakefield, were each awarded a Westerly Community Credit Union College Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a high school graduate attending a four-year college or university. Melanie will be attending Stony Brook University to study Biology. Taylor will be attending the University of St. Joseph as a Physician Assistant major. 
The Westerly Community Credit Union Board of Directors and staff are proud to support these outstanding students with their post high school education.

About Westerly Community Credit Union:

The WCCU initiative, #WCCUCares, emphasizes their focus on caring about their members, their members’ financial success, and their community. Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution that currently serves over 19,600 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 include: Westerly Sun’s Readers’ Choice Best Bank Award (2017-18-19 and top 3 in 2020), Southern RI Chamber Choice- Best Employer (2018), “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019 & 2020) community service awards as well as PBN Best Places to Work (2018, 2019 and 2021).