Freehold's Breinne O'Donoghue Wins $5,000 Scholarship From MCU

Brienne O'Donoghue (center) accepts her scholarship from members of MCU's Board of Directors and MCU President/CEO Kam Wong
Brienne O'Donoghue (center) accepts her scholarship from members of MCU's Board of Directors and MCU President/CEO Kam Wong



Breinne O’Donoghue of Freehold, NJ has been named recipient of the 2014 Malachy T. Higgins Memorial Scholarship awarded by Municipal Credit Union (MCU). Breinne, who graduates from Freehold Township High School this month and plans to study nursing at West Chester University, was awarded her scholarship by MCU President/CEO Kam Wong at a special ceremony held at MCU's headquarters in Manhattan on June 5th.


Presenting the award to Breinne (center) are (left to right) MCU Board of Directors Members Hon. Sylvia G. Ash, Tessa I. Hackett-Vieira, Shirley Jenkins, Beryl Major, MCU President/CEO Kam Wong, MCU Board of Directors Members C. Richard Wagner, Mario Matos.  


Breinne O’Donoghue is one of eight recipients of MCU's 2014 memorial scholarships. In 2014, 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 an MCU member, a child, or a grandchild of a member in good standing.  Selection was based on academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, letters of recommendation, and an essay expressing personal goals. The scholarships are part of MCU’s long-standing, larger corporate commitment to youth education and financial literacy across New York City.


Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the Country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of over $2 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its over 350,000 members. With branches in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, its members also have access to the credit union’s large and growing ATM network. Eligibility to open accounts at MCU is available to New York City and Yonkers municipal employees; state and federal employees who work in the five boroughs; health care professionals who work in New York State; members of select industry groups; employees of private colleges in New York City and private and public colleges in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester; certain family members, and qualifying retirees.


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