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TFCU Awards Scholarships to Long Island High School Students

Pictured receiving their $1,000 Scholarship from Thomas A. Fallon, TFCU’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, are (l to r) Grace Zhang, Kyle Bentley, Andre Fischer and Courtney Chichester. Unavailable for the photo were scholarship winners James Collins and Joseph Darcy.

Pictured receiving their $1,000 Scholarship from Thomas A. Fallon, TFCU’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, are (l to r) Grace Zhang, Kyle Bentley, Andre Fischer and Courtney Chichester. Unavailable for the photo were scholarship winners James Collins and Joseph Darcy.

Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), Long Island’s largest member-based credit union, recently awarded six Long Island high school students with $1,000 scholarships to help fund their higher education.

“We would like to congratulate this year’s scholarship winners,” says Robert G. Allen, President & CEO, TFCU. “As a locally grown credit union, we strongly support the next generation of Long Island leaders who will positively impact the future of our local communities.”

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are:

  • Grace Zhang of East Setauket who graduates from Ward Melville High School and will study Math at Brown University;
  •  James Collins of Farmingville who graduates from Sachem High School East and will attend Wagner College;
  • Kyle Dalton Bentley of Manhasset who graduates from Manhasset High School and will study Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University;
  • Courtney C. Chichester of East Northport who graduates from East Rockaway High School and will study Communications at New Paltz University;
  • Andre Fischer of Sound Beach who graduates from Rocky Point High School and will study Aviation at Suffolk Community College;
  • Joseph Darcy III of Levittown who graduates from Island Trees High School and will attend Hofstra University.

 

This year, TFCU had more than 850 submissions. Mr. Allen adds, “We wish the six recipients and all of the applicants continued success in their pursuit of a higher education.”

 

About TFCU:

Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), one of the country’s largest credit unions, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution.  TFCU was founded on Long Island in 1952 and now has over $4.9 billion in total assets, serves more than 240,000 members and has 27 full-service branches throughout Suffolk County including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Central Islip, Commack, East Northport, Entenmann’s, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Huntington, Manorville, Merrick, Nesconset, North Babylon, Oakdale, Patchogue, Port Jefferson Station, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Selden, Shirley, Smithtown, South Setauket, Stony Brook University (2), and Wading River. Members also have access to services at more than 5,000 shared service centers located across the country. TFCU offers financial services to all people and businesses located in Nassau and Suffolk counties (excluding the townships of Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island).  More information is available about TFCU by visiting www.teachersfcu.org or by calling (631) 698-7000.

 

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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