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Abrielle Moore of Canarsie wins $5K scholarship from MCU

June 14, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Friends School senior Abrielle Moore was recognized for receiving Municipal Credit Union's Julian I. Garfield Memorial Scholarship. Presenting the award to Abrielle (center) were (from left): MCU First Vice Chair James Durrah, Director Beryl Major, President/CEO Kam Wong and Assistant Treasurer Mario Matos Jr. Photo courtesy of MCU
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Abrielle Moore of Canarsie has been named the recipient of the 2016 Willie Julian I. Garfield Scholarship awarded by Municipal Credit Union (MCU). Abrielle, who graduates from Brooklyn Friends School this month and plans to attend Brown University in the fall to study business, entrepreneurship and organizations, was awarded her scholarship by MCU President/CEO Kam Wong at a special ceremony held at MCU’s headquarters on June 9. 

Abrielle is one of eight recipients of MCU’s 2016 memorial scholarships. This year, MCU awarded $66,000 in scholarships to college-bound graduating high school seniors: eight memorial scholarships of $5,000 each and 13 grants of $2,000 each. Eligibility for the MCU scholarships was open to MCU members, a child or a grandchild of a member in good standing. Selection was based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, demonstrated community service, letters of recommendation and an essay expressing personal goals. The scholarships are part of MCU’s long-standing, larger corporate commitment to youth education across the greater New York City area.

This year is Municipal Credit Union’s Centennial Celebration year. Called the Credit Union of Employees Conference Committee when it first opened its doors on Oct. 15, 1916 in Manhattan’s Municipal Building, MCU has been growing strong ever since. Today, MCU serves more than 400,000 members. MCU is celebrating its 100th anniversary all during 2016 through various programs to give back to the communities it serves.

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