The $2 billion, 151,700-member NEFCU in Westbury, N.Y., said it has now donated $1 million in scholarships and grants to high school students, student teachers, graduate students and educators.
The Long Island credit union offers four scholarships and grants each year to members for their education and to local educators for innovative projects.
“For 75 years, NEFCU has been committed to giving back in positive ways that truly make a difference in our community. Our scholarship and grant programs provide an opportunity to reward students who will be our future leaders and acknowledge those educators who provide the inspiration, support and resources to help them succeed,” said Valerie Garguilo, NEFCU’s vice president of marketing and community relations.
“We are extremely proud to have distributed, to date, $1 million in scholarships and grants and we look forward to continuing to support these programs in the future,” Garguilo said.