Suffolk Federal Credit Union presented college scholarships totaling $37,500 to nine local students attending Suffolk County Community College this fall.
Skyla Fabbricante of East Northport received a $6,275 scholarship from the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship, which was matched by Suffolk Federal for a total of $12,550. Daniel Paesano (Sound Beach) was awarded $6,275 by Suffolk Federal in honor of the Michael E. Reilly Foundation Memorial Scholarship.
Suffolk Federal Credit Union Achievement Scholarships ranging from $2,150 to $6,275 were awarded to Christina Boles (Brentwood), Kristin Squire (Islip), Rachel Lee (Middle Island), Alyssia Furchert (Blue Point), Leslie Bardales Vera (Selden), Ian Fischer (Stony Brook) and Jonathan Mata (Riverhead).
The scholarships are a result of an ongoing partnership between Suffolk Federal and the Suffolk Community College Foundation. Award recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community involvement and essays.
“Since partnering with the college three years ago, we are proud to have sponsored 23 scholarships totaling $93,000,” Michele Dean, CEO and president of Suffolk Federal Credit Union, said in a written statement. “By easing the financial burden of college costs, we help families in our communities as well as students, freeing up resources for other important goals.”