Scholarship available for graduating seniors

Five graduating seniors will be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship towards their higher education from the Thomas J. Williams Scholarship program offered by Sikorsky Credit Union.

Each scholarship applicant will submit an essay, with the subject “How Sikorsky Credit Union helped me take charge of my money.”

In order to be eligible, the student must be a high school graduate in the spring of 2014, and planning to attend an institute of higher learning in the fall of 2014. The student must also be a member of Sikorsky Credit Union on or before March 15, 2014. Membership can be started with a $5 minimum opening deposit.

Interested seniors may pick up an application at any of the credit union’s branch offices in Danbury, Milford, Seymour, Shelton or Stratford.

The program is named after Thomas Williams, who in 2012 retired after more than 30 years as the CEO and president of Sikorsky Credit Union.

Seniors at Oxford, Seymour and Stratford high schools may also visit the credit union branch inside their school. The application can be downloaded at The application deadline is April 30.