Sikorsky Credit Union offers scholarship for graduating seniors

To help five selected graduating high school seniors, Sikorsky Credit Union is again offering the Thomas J. Williams Scholarship program, named after the former CEO and President of Sikorsky Credit Union who passed away last year.

To apply for the scholarship, eligible students will 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 in the spring of 2016 and plan to attend an institute of higher learning this coming fall. The student must also be a member of Sikorsky Credit Union on or before Feb. 29, 2016. Membership at the Credit Union can be started with just a $5 minimum opening deposit.

“Over the years, dozens of students got a nice start in financing their education through this program.” mentioned Diane Farrell, who is the Senior Vice-president of Marketing at Sikorsky Credit Union.“I am looking forward to rewarding five more high school seniors later this spring.”

Interested seniors may pick up an application at any of the Credit Union’s branch offices in Danbury, Milford, Seymour, Shelton or Stratford. Seniors at Ansonia, Oxford, Seymour and Stratford high schools may also visit the Credit Union branch inside their school. The application may also be downloaded at The application deadline is March 31, 2016.

Founded in 1948, Sikorsky Credit Union ( is the 4th largest credit union in Connecticut with approximately 50,000 members and over $700 million in assets. Sikorsky Credit Union branches are located in the towns of Stratford, Shelton, Seymour, Milford and Danbury. The Credit Union also operates branches in Ansonia, Oxford, Stratford and Seymour High Schools, as well as branches inside Sikorsky Aircraft plants in Stratford and Bridgeport, along with West Palm Beach, FL. As a state chartered credit union, membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Fairfield, New Haven or Hartford County. Deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the U.S. Government.