Sun East Awards

“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

High School
This $1,000 award is presented to one high school senior in each high school listed on Sun East’s Federal Charter as a Select Employee Group (SEG).

High School seniors interested in applying must be seeking higher education, demonstrate at least 40 hours of community service experience within the previous year, and submit an essay on how his or her community service experience has impacted his or her life. Applications may be obtained from the high school’s guidance counselors.

College/University
This $1,000 award is presented to a student attending one of the colleges or universities on Sun East’s Federal Charter, with a minimum of 30 credits who volunteered for community service within the year. Applicants must submit an essay about how this community service experience has impacted their lives. Applications may be obtained from the financial aid office of the participating college.

“People Helping People” Student Award – K-8 Schools
This $200 award is presented to one eighth grade student in each of the private K-8 schools listed on Sun East’s Federal Charter as a Select Employee Group (SEG).

Students eligible for this award have volunteered for a community project within the year, and must write an essay on how this experience has impacted their lives. Applications may be obtained from school principal or guidance office.

“Best Teacher Under the Sun” Award

“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

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 March 15th.

Download the “Best Teacher Under the Sun” Application

Schools Eligible for Scholarships – Student and Teacher Awards
One “People Helping People” award is offered to each school district, private school, or university, that is listed on Sun East Federal Credit Union’s Federal Charter as a Select Employee Group.

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.

 

High Schools
Academy Park High School Southeast Delco School District
Brandywine School District Delaware
Chester High School Chester, PA
Chichester High School Chichester School District
The Christian Academy Media, PA
Garnet Valley High School Garnet Valley School District
Oxford High School Oxford, PA
Springfield High School Springfield School District
Sun Valley High School Penn Delco School District
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College/University
Delaware County Literacy Council
Neumann University
Holy Family University
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K-8 Schools
Holy Family Regional School Aston, PA
The Independent Mission School Lansdowne, PA
St. Thomas the Apostle School Glen Mills, PA

 

“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. Deadline for applications is May 1st.

Download the “People Helping People” Application

Contact Information

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