June 25, 2024

HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – Island Federal Credit Union (Island Federal) awarded college scholarships to 11 graduating high school seniors totaling $50,000.

“For nearly seven decades, Island Federal has been a trusted financial partner to tens of thousands of Long Island families, helping them to achieve their dreams, from buying their first car to owning a home to affording a college education for their children,” said Craig Booth, Interim President/CEO, Island Federal. He continued, “We are thrilled to be able to help make college more affordable through our Island Federal Scholarship Program.”

Since the inception of the Scholarship program in 1992, Island Federal has awarded scholarships to 375 local high school graduates totaling $910,000.

The following is a list of 2024 Island Federal Scholarship recipients:

$10,000 Winners

  • Kyle Hickam of Oceanside, Oceanside High School
  • Leah Vanderborgh of Sayville, Sayville High School
  • Megan Young of Bayport, Bayport-Blue Point High School

$2,500 Winners

  • Wendy Bonilla of Brentwood, Brentwood High School
  • Christopher Brito of West Babylon, West Babylon High School
  • Julieanna D’Amato of Rocky Point, Rocky Point High School
  • Haley S. Orehek of Commack, Commack High School
  • Skyla Peltzman of Melville, Half Hollow Hills East High School
  • Rachel Petri of Brookhaven, Bellport High School
  • Angeli Rubinstein of Levittown, Division Avenue High School
  • Brian Schoemmell of East Setauket, Ward Melville High School

About Island Federal Credit Union

Island Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, providing affordable banking products and services to Long Islanders. Founded in 1955, Island has grown to be among the top performing credit unions in New York State with $1.5 billion in assets, serving over 50,000 Members. Island’s successful history can be attributed to consistently delivering the best rates, no hidden fees, and exceptional service to its Members. When banking at Island, Members have access to a complete menu of loan and deposit products, including Cash Back Checking accounts, Certificate accounts, IRAs, Auto loans, Mortgage, Home Equity loans and lines, a Credit Mastercard® and Student Choice College loans. For anytime access, Island offers free 24/7/365 customer service, online banking, bill payer, and mobile banking services. In 2014, Island announced a 10-year, multi-faceted partnership with Stony Brook University that included naming rights of the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, sponsorship of the Stony Brook Film Festival, support of the Long Island State Veterans Home and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as well as providing two branches and more than a dozen ATMs on the Stony Brook University campus. In 2018, Island Federal merged with Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union, adding a branch in Brooklyn. In addition to the Stony Brook University and Brooklyn locations, Island operates eight full-service branches located on Long Island, in Bellmore, East Setauket, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Massapequa, Riverhead, Sayville, and Selden. Island Members can also access their Island accounts at more than 5,600 shared credit union branches throughout the country, and over 125,000 no-fee ATM networks worldwide. For more information about Island, stop by any branch, visit their website, islandfcu.com, or call (631) 851-1100.