Sun East Scholarship and Teacher Awards

Member Awards

“People Helping People” Education Award for Members

This $1,000 award is presented to one student who is a member or whose immediate family is a member (parent/grandparent or legal guardian) of Sun East Federal Credit Union.

Students eligible for this award will demonstrate that they have participated in a minimum of 40 hours of community service within the year and write an essay on how this experience has impacted their lives. Applications will be accepted until May 1.

Download the “People Helping People” Application

“We recognize the importance of educators being role models for young people and guiding students toward a successful future. We want to pay tribute to teachers who demonstrate excellence in creating a motivating learning environment for their students.”

Michael J. Kaczenski
Sun East President and CEO

School District Awards

“Best Teacher Under the Sun” Award

This award is presented to one teacher in each category of Elementary Schools (grades K-5), Middle Schools (grades 6-8), and High Schools (grades 9-12) in the school districts listed on Sun East’s Federal Charter as a Select Employee Group (SEG).

The winning teacher receives $500 and his/her school also receives $500 for this recognition.

School faculty, administrators, students, and parents may submit nominations for a teacher. The “Best Teacher Under the Sun” Award acknowledges outstanding achievements of teachers in his/her performance in daily classroom activities, special projects or programs, or exemplary efforts to inspire students to reach beyond their grasp.

All applications are submitted to Sun East Federal Credit Union, PO Box 2231, Aston, PA 19014, Attn: Scholarship Committee. Deadline for applications is May 1.

Download the “Best Teacher Under the Sun” Application

Student Awards & Scholarships

Sun East Federal Credit Union also also offers scholarships to school districts, private schools or universities that are listed on Sun East Federal Credit Union’s Federal charter as a Select Employee Group (SEG).

All applicants must meet the minimum criteria listed for each award. Students interested in applying must see their school counselors for an application. College students can obtain an application at their financial aid office.

At the high school and college level, the awards are $1,000 each and are $200 for private schools and the Delaware County Literacy Council.

The following are the districts and schools where awards are currently being offered:

High Schools
Academy Park High School
Brandywine School District
Chester High School
Chichester High School
The Christian Academy
Garnet Valley High School
Oxford High School
Springfield High School
Sun Valley High School
Neumann University
Holy Family University
K-8 Schools
Holy Family Regional School
The Independent Mission School
St. Thomas the Apostle School


“We recognize your district’s commitment to students and your students’ commitment to their community, therefore these awards are our way of further enhancing this strong relationship our organizations share.”

Michael J. Kaczenski
Sun East President and CEO


Contact Information

Terri Lannon
Sun East Federal Credit Union
PO Box 2231
Aston, PA 19014
(610) 485-2960, ext. 263