Members First Credit Union Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to 10 Local Students

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MANCHESTER, NH  – Members First Credit Union recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 10  local students. The Members First Credit Union Memorial Scholarship Program was created in honor of those who have served the credit union and the community in exceptional ways.

Recipients of the 2019 Members First Credit Union scholarships are:

$1,000 Wilbur L. Jenkins Scholarship

  • Maya Harvey of Bedford
  • Katelyn Howe of Hooksett

$1,000 John S. Walsh Scholarship

  • Katherine Dubois of Manchester
  • Meghan Otis of Litchfield

$1,000 Members First Memorial Scholarship

  • Cameron Chouinard of Goffstown
  • Hali Desmarais of Merrimack
  • Lauren Goyette of Hooksett
  • Emmah Nolan of Goffstown
  • Emma Roberge of Bow
  • Emma Sullivan of Manchester

“Year after year, we are impressed by the students who apply for our scholarships, which makes selecting the winners quite challenging,” said Bruce Leighton, president and CEO, Members First Credit Union. “We congratulate this year’s recipients, and wish them – and all students who applied – much success as they pursue their education.”

Members First recently expanded its field of membership to include anyone living, working or attending school in New Hampshire, creating more opportunities for aspiring college students across the state to apply for one of their scholarships. Applications for the next academic year will be available on the Members First Credit Union website in January.

To learn more about the Members First Credit Union Scholarship Program, visit

About Members First Credit Union

Since 1949, Members First Credit Union has been a trusted financial resource in Manchester, Bedford and surrounding communities. We get to know our members so we can recommend the right solutions to help them reach their goals. In other words: we’re small enough to make a big difference.

As a full-service financial institution, we offer the products and services our members need, whether for themselves, their family or business. And because we’re not for profit, earnings go back to our members, so they can save and borrow at reasonable rates. Membership is open to anyone living, working, or attending school in New Hampshire.

For more information, call 603-622-8781 or visit