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Suffolk Federal increases scholarship program for members

Suffolk Federal Credit Union is increasing its college scholarship program for members.

The credit union will award six scholarships — from $6,275 to $12,550 each — to attend Suffolk County Community College.

These academic scholarship opportunities total $43,925, an increase from the $35,000 which were awarded by Suffolk Federal last year. 

“Each year, we provide financial support to outstanding, dedicated students who are passionate about their education and committed to becoming leaders in their respective industries,” Ralph D. Spencer, Jr. president and CEO of Suffolk Federal, said in a statement from the credit union. “Our commitment is to off-set academic expenses and mobilize these students as they begin their journey to enhance their college experience and embark on future career goals. Once again we are excited to partner with Suffolk County Community College for this program in 2020.”

Sylvia A. Diaz, executive director of the Suffolk Community College Foundation, said the scholarships will transform the lives of Suffolk’s hard-working students.

“We are excited about our partnership with Suffolk Federal, an institution which shares our mission to build our community, support our local workforce and advance our regional economy,” Diaz said in the statement.

Applications for the scholarships must be completed online and submitted by April 24, 2020. If selected, the student must become a member of Suffolk Federal by the time of the award ceremony.

Students can apply at

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