Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union has awarded its annual Patrick McNeill Memorial Scholarship to four members who are graduating high school seniors headed to college.
Each student will receive $2,000 to go toward school-related expenses and help further their education.
The winning students were judged on their academic achievement and their community involvement, aligning with the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People ” and its Catholic values. They also wrote essays discussing what Catholic values inspired them throughout their lives and what it means to be a trusted partner in their community.
The four winning students are: Megan Monoghan, who graduated from Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale and plans to attend South Carolina Honors College; Annelise Whelan, who graduated from Long Beach Senior High School in Long Beach and plans to attend the University of Georgia; Victoria Gamarra, who graduated from Oceanside High School in Oceanside and plans to attend the College of Saint Vincent; and Holly Strang, who graduated from St. Anthony’s High School in Melville and plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison.