Scott Plucienik of Shelton has won a $1,000 college scholarship from Sikorsky Credit Union.

Scott was one of five high school seniors in the region to win a Thomas J. Williams Scholarship. The money can be used for tuition, books or materials.

Students wrote essays on what they have learned about finances during their high school years. A record 70 students submitted essays, which were reviewed by a committee.

“I can tell from their essays that they all have a very bright future ahead of them,” Diane Farrell, senior vice president of marketing, said after meeting with the winners.

Sikorsky Credit Union awards the scholarships annually, and has named the program after its former CEO, Thomas J. Williams, who died earlier this year.


Credit union has 50,000 members


Founded in 1948, Sikorsky Credit Union is the fourth largest credit union in Connecticut with more than 50,000 members and over $700 million in assets. It has a Shelton branch on Bridgeport Avenue.

The credit union is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Fairfield, New Haven or Hartford counties.