Metro Credit Union Gives $7,000 in Scholarships to Chelsea and Peabody High School Students

Metro Credit Union, the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts, announced that it has awarded $7,000 in scholarships to Chelsea and Peabody High School students. Each year Metro awards scholarships to graduating seniors who have taken the Banking Practicum, a financial literacy and retail banking internship, which runs a full school year.
Scholarship recipients were Vanessa DeLeon, Jay Pedrero, Dominic Hightower, Ricky Villatoro, Gianni Farese, Adrian Rodriguez, Jenna Provencher and Kayla Rosa.
Robert Cashman, President and CEO of Metro Credit Union commented, “Metro has a long-standing history of service to local communities and these scholarship awards directly support our high school graduates.” Cashman added, “I am very proud of these students as they personify the credit union difference. I want to be the first to congratulate all of Metro’s Banking Practicum students on their hard work and dedication throughout the school year and for their efforts at the annual Massachusetts School Bank Association competition.”
Peabody High School students placed first in the Product Development and Marketing competitions at the 2015 Massachusetts School Bank Association.
About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts with over $1.3 billion in assets, and serves more than 170,000 members. It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.
Founded in 1926, Metro Credit Union is a non-profit cooperative institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services. Metro uses superior customer service and technology to deliver a full range of financial products to consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts. Metro is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through its My Reward Checking account
Metro Credit Union has 15 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state