AYER – Elizabeth Jones of Ayer has received the third-place award of $2,000 from RTN FederalCredit Union as one of the 2019 recipients of RTN’s James A. Burle Jr. Scholarship.
Elizabeth, who will be attending Suffolk University this fall, received her scholarship at a recognition ceremony held recently at the credit union’s main branch in Waltham.
The scholarship awards totaling $10,000 are presented annually to three students who are RTN members or dependents of RTN members, and are enrolled in an undergraduate or post-high school technical college.
The award is named in honor of RTN’s late Chairman and Director, James A. Burley Jr., who served the credit union for more than 30 years. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their written responses to a thematic-based essay. This year’s topic was “What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?”
“The Burley Scholarship reflects our investment in the next generation of credit union members,” said Richard Wright, RTN treasurer and CEO. “RTN is proud to play a role in helping to make the goal of higher education more financially accessible for our member families.”
RTN is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. We are committed to helping members achieve financial well-being through quality products and personalized service.
Founded in 1945, RTN is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with more than $900 million in assets, nearly 50,000 members and 20 branches. RTN Federal Credit Union serves more than 1,100 sponsor groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Company and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.