Beginning in 2002, Tri-Town has granted scholarships to credit union members or their relatives. Each year the Scholarship Committee reviews all applications carefully. All reviews are done “blind”, that is all identifying information is removed before the committee receives the files. Applications are available beginning each January 1st and must be returned by March 31st. The scholarship recipients are announced at the Annual Meeting in Late April or early May. To date, over $11,000 has been granted academically worthy students.
Our scholarships are named after three individuals who have had a lasting impact on the credit union.
Phyllis and Jay Van Zandt ran the credit union from their home from its infancy in 1955 until Phyllis’s retirement in 1977; Jay Van Zandt remained involved as a member of the Board of Directors and as a consultant until his passing in 1993.
Constance K. Dion was a fifteen year employee of Tri-Town, starting as a part-time member service representative and growing with the credit union, rising to the position of Operations Specialist. Connie was a fixture in the office until her untimely passing in 1996.
In 2008, a third scholarship was added in memory of long time Board President Donald Miklus. Don’s thorough understanding of the financial statements was invaluable to the Board and Management for the fourteen years he served. His sudden passing in early 2008 left a void that cannot be filled.
2019-2020 School Year Scholarships
There will be up to four $500 scholarships offered for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available now. You can pick one up at the office or download a copy from the link below.