Suffolk Federal recently presented $1,500 college scholarships to ten local high-school seniors. One student, Emily Potter of Medford received an additional $2,500 scholarship provided by the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, which was matched by Suffolk Federal along with a $1,000 scholarship provided by the New York Credit Union Association. Recipients are judged based upon their academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities as well as the quality of written essays.
“Having the opportunity to support our local high school seniors by providing them financial assistance as they start their new journey is so important,” said Ralph D. Spencer Jr., President & CEO of Suffolk Federal. “Paying for college is stressful enough…we’re happy to know that the scholarships awarded by Suffolk Federal help to alleviate some of that burden so these students can focus on their educational goals.”
Pictured left to right: Frank C. Trotta, Vice Chairman, Suffolk Federal Board of Directors; Ralph D. Spencer Jr., President & CEO, Suffolk Federal; Kristen Monten of Commack; Isabel Peters of Sag Harbor; Walter Westhoff, Jr. of Islip Terrace; Emily Potter of Medford; Kaitlyn Conner of Farmingville; Amy Li Berninger of Mattituck; Edwin J. Ward IV of Southold; Melissa Manzello of Shoreham; Andrew Tamis of St. James; Robert Kruszeski of Southold; James J. Maggio, Jr., Chairman, Suffolk Federal Board of Directors and Daniel Murphy, Gold Star father of United States Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy and Suffolk Federal Supervisory Committee