Annual James A. Burley, Jr. College Scholarship Contest

We are now accepting applications for the annual James A. Burley, Jr. College Scholarship Contest. Named after former chairman and director James A. Burley, Jr., who served RTN for more than three decades, the contest awards three scholarships to students who are members or dependents of members as of April 1, 2019, and will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or post-high school technical college in the fall of 2019. The prizes include:

First place: $5,000
Second place: $3,000
Third place: $2,000

Applicants must complete an entry form and write an essay on the theme
What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?

Entries must sent by external mail service only, including US Postal Service, Fed Ex or UPS. Entries submitted by any other method (including inter-office company mail systems, hand deliveries, faxes or emails) will be disqualified.

Entries must be received (not postmarked) by 4 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019.

Mail completed applications and essays to:
RTN Federal Credit Union Scholarship Contest
Attn: Ms. Patrice Manley
600 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02452

Click here for the 2019 James A. Burley, Jr. Scholarship Contest rules and application form.

8 Responses to “Annual James A. Burley, Jr. College Scholarship Contest”

  1. Danielle Harrell


    I am a member of RTN (along with my mother and sister). My nephew is wondering if he is eligible for this scholarship contest. He will be entering college this Fall and has done significant work to help make his community a better place and regularly assists anyone he encounters.

    Please let us know if he would count as my dependent.

    Danielle Harrell

    • RTN

      Hi Danielle: The James A. Burley, Jr. College Scholarship Contest is open to RTN members and their dependents as of April 1, 2019. If your nephew is a dependent of yours (or of your mother or sister who are RTN members), he is eligible. We hold this scholarship contest annually, and if he isn’t eligible for this year’s contest, he can join the Credit Union and enter the 2020 contest. Thank you for contacting us.

  2. Delores Shorter

    I am RTN member, can my son who will be a sophomore in college 2019 school year, can he apply for this scholarship?

    Delores Shorter.

    • RTN

      Hi Delores–Thank you for your questions. The contest is open to all members and their dependents who will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or post-high school technical college this fall. The deadline for applications and essays to be received at our Waltham branch is this Friday, May 24 by 4 pm. Good luck to your son in his college career!

  3. Cathy Blimberg

    Hi RTN… My Senior Christopher sent his overnight today. When will the recipients who are awarded get contacted? Is there an award date? Thanks Cathy Blimberg

    • RTN

      Hi Cathy–The winners will be announced by Friday, June 21. Good luck to your son!

    • RTN

      Hi Kelley–Thank your for your question. The winners of the 2019 James A. Burley, Jr., College Scholarship Contest have been posted to our website in the Young Adults/Students section. Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!