The employees of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union have awarded scholarships to several area students.
Meghan Conway of Panama Central School, Ian Guarino of Maple Grove Junior/Senior High School and Jacob and Patrick Caldwell of Frewsburg Central School all received $250 scholarships from Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union.
Each year for the past six years, members are invited to apply for the scholarship. The criteria includes membership in the credit union, teacher recommendations and an essay on how the student embodies the credit union philosophy of people helping people. Each year an employee committee judges the entries and awards scholarships based on the student's overall performance with special attention paid to their service.
Ian Guarino, scholarship recipient from Maple Grove Senior High School, is pictured receiving his scholarship from Amy Jasper, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union teller manager.