Scholarship program open to college-bound students from Shelton

Sikorsky Credit Union is again offering the Thomas J. Williams Scholarship program, which awards five high school seniors a $1,000 scholarship to use toward their higher education.

The program is named after the credit union’s former CEO and president. Sikorsky Credit Union operates a branch on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton.

To apply for the scholarship, eligible students need to submit an essay for consideration. Students have the option of choosing from two separate topics.

In order to be eligible, the student must be graduating high school this June and plan to attend an institute of higher learning this fall. The student must also be a member of Sikorsky Credit Union on or before March 15. Membership can be started with just a $5 minimum opening deposit.

To get an application

Interested seniors may pick up an application at any credit union branch, including Shelton, or by going to Application deadline is April 30.

Sikorsky Credit Union is the fourth largest credit union in Connecticut, with about 50,000 members and more than $700 million in assets. The state-chartered entity is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Fairfield, New Haven or Hartford counties.