Merrimack Valley Credit Union Offering $15,000 in Scholarships

Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2020...

Lawrence, Mass.  – Merrimack Valley Credit Union and Bridgewater Credit Union, a division of Merrimack Valley Credit Union, will award 15 students in the Merrimack Valley and South Shore regions with $1,000 college scholarships. Two of the scholarships will be awarded to credit union members, while the other 13 scholarships will be open to any high school senior attending a school within the field of membership. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2020 and are available for download at

“Our annual scholarship program is just one way that we give back to those in our community,” said John Howard, President and CEO of Merrimack Valley Credit Union. “Higher education is important for many young adults as they pursue different career paths. Our scholarships will help fifteen bright and driven students from our community advance their education, either close to home or across the country.”

In addition to the application, students must submit a transcript of their grades and one letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, scout leader or religious leader. Students will also write a 500-word essay, finishing the sentence, “If I ran the credit union, I would…”

Students can download the application and additional instructions from To be considered, students must send their completed applications and required materials to: Marketing Department, Merrimack Valley Credit Union, 500 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843, no later than March 1, 2020.

For more information about Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s scholarship program, visit

About Merrimack Valley Credit Union
Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) is a state-chartered community credit union with $1 billion in assets. MVCU serves anyone who lives, works, volunteers, or attends school in the Merrimack Valley region or Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk or Plymouth counties. MVCU offers a wide range of savings and loan products to meet the financial needs of its members, and has 10 branch locations in Bridgewater, Fairhaven, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Plymouth, and Quincy, Mass., and Plaistow and Seabrook, N.H. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on