Five high school students receive OTIS FCU scholarships

JAY – OTIS Federal Credit Union has awarded five scholarships to five high school graduates from Spruce Mountain and Dirigo high schools.
The students will get $500 each. Awarded scholarships are Bailey Coates, Brandon Coates, Riley Gray and Abigail Thurston, all of Spruce Mountain High School; and Lauren Ferland, of Dirigo High School.
The scholarship recipients submitted brief essays, along with a completed scholarship application, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor and a copy of a letter of acceptance from a college, university, or technical school.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants were required to be primary members of OTIS FCU, to be graduating high school seniors, to have been accepted to a post-secondary school and to be beginning their higher education within one year of completing high school.
The credit union has maintained its scholarship program for area graduates since 2015.