At Bangor Federal Credit Union, we’ve taken steps to invest in that future by partnering with the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the students, programs, equipment, and facilities of EMCC, to offer the Bangor Federal Credit Union Student Support Scholarship.
Eastern Maine Community College is a 72-acre campus in Bangor offering students a variety of programs of study. According to the EMCC Foundation website, “The average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) at EMCC is $3,500 per year plus room, board, books, tools, clinical fees, and supplies. Although the cost of attendance at EMCC is much lower than other Maine colleges and universities, this cost creates a burden for students striving to achieve a post-secondary education.
Our partnership with the EMCC Foundation began in 2016 and we have since contributed $10,000 to the Emergency Scholarship Fund. With our help, the EMCC Foundation has been able to provide several students with funding to assist with exam fees and tools for the electrician and auto mechanic trade programs.
In order to be eligible for support, students must require emergency financial need and meet the following criteria:
- Matriculated in a degree program
- Full time
- First year student
- Financial need, determined by FAFSA
For more information about the EMCC Foundation scholarship program, please visit http://www.emcc.edu/emcc-foundation/.
Don Soucy Scholarship for Community Service
Each year, Bangor Federal provides the opportunity to schools in the community to recognize and celebrate a student’s achievements with the Don Soucy Scholarship for Community Service.
Students are selected by faculty within their schools, and the selection is based on who has demonstrated a passion for community service with a willingness to be involved. The scholarship is not contingent on academic success, sports involvement, geographic location, or financial need, yet strictly on the impact and involvement they have within their community.
At the 2017 Scholarship Awards Reception held at the Hogan Road location, each winning student received a $1,000 check to apply to their college tuition and/or expenses, met with the Senior Management Team of Bangor Federal, and shared their community service projects.
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2017 Don Soucy Scholarship for Community Service!
- Bangor Christian School – Laura G.
- Bangor High School – Hussan Q.
- Belfast High School – Genevieve S.
- Brewer High School – Sarah M.
- Bucksport High School – Zoe E.
- Ellsworth High School – Leah S.
- Hampden Academy – Noah G.
- Hermon High School – Rachel I.
- John Bapst – Heather D.
- Old Town High School – Isabel L.
- Orono High School – Stephen N.
We wish all of these students the best of luck in their academic futures.
Anyone seeking more information regarding the scholarship program can visit the Guidance Offices from any of the above-listed high schools.