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ORONO, Maine (July 17, 2020) – Annually, University Credit Union (UCU) awards scholarships to students from each University of Maine System institution and Maine Maritime Academy to support students’ pursuit of their higher education goals.

“We continue to be inspired by students as they pursue their education, especially overcoming the challenges of 2020,” said Renee Ouellette, president and CEO of UCU. “Congratulations and good luck to the recipients.”

For 2020, the following students received a $1,000 scholarship from University Credit Union:

  • Christopher Ireland, of Lincoln, ME will attend Maine Maritime Academy to study Marine Engineering Operations.
  • Sergei Bing, of Hinckley, ME will attend the University of Southern Maine to study Cybersecurity.
  • Samantha Seder, of Houlton, ME will attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle to study Exercise Science.
  • Samuel Medina, of Windham, ME will attend the University of Maine at Machias to study Secondary Education.
  • Loren Plourde, of Madawaska, ME will attend the University of Maine at Fort Kent to study Nursing.
  • Portia Hardy, of Winthrop, ME will attend the University of Maine at Farmington to study Earth and Environmental Science.
  • Adriana Richard, of Franklin, ME will attend the University of Maine at Augusta to study Public Administration.
  • Maija Overturf, of Corinth, ME will attend the University of Maine to study Elementary Education.

For more information about the UCU Scholarship, visit ucu.maine.edu/scholarship

Christopher Ireland

Christopher Ireland – Maine Maritime Academy

Sergei Bing

Sergei Bing – University of Southern Maine

Samantha Seder

Samantha Seder – University of Maine at Presque Isle

Samuel Medina

Samuel Medina – University of Maine at Machias

Loren Plourde

Loren Plourde – University of Maine at Fort Kent

Portia Hardy

Portia Hardy – University of Maine at Farmington

Adriana Richard

Adriana Richard – University of Maine at Augusta

Maija Overturf

Maija Overturf – University of Maine

About University Credit Union
Established on the University of Maine campus in 1967, University Credit Union is an innovative, full-service financial institution with a mission to actively advance the financial well-being of our members in every stage of their lives. UCU is the sixth largest credit union in Maine in terms of total assets and total members. UCU has eight retail locations across the state located in Orono, Bangor, Farmington, Gorham, Portland, and Presque Isle. For more information visit ucu.maine.edu.