RTN Awards $10,000 through Burley Scholarship

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the James A. Burley Scholarship.

Pictured (from l to r): Burley winner Sarah Wilkinson, Burley winner Alexandra Cataldo, and RTN Board member Edward C. Brown, IV.

Pictured (from l to r): Burley winner Sarah Wilkinson, Burley winner Alexandra Cataldo, and RTN Board member Edward C. Brown, IV.

Sarah Wilkinson of Canton received the top award of $5,000. She will be attending Union College in Schenectady, NY this fall. Alexandra Cataldo of Waltham earned $3,000 as the second-place award recipient. She will be a freshman this fall at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Grant Dolan Hespeler of Andover took home a third-place award of $2,000. He will be attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Each year, three college-bound students receive this special award, which is named for RTN’s former chairman and director who served the Credit Union for more than 30 years. This essay contest is open only to RTN members or dependents of RTN members.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on their written responses to a thematic-based essay. This year, applicants were instructed to “Choose a person or persons you admire and explain why.”

The Burley Scholarship reflects our investment in the next generation of credit union members. RTN is proud to play a role in helping to make the goal of higher education more financially accessible for our member families.
We thank everyone who participated in the contest, and wish all our applicants well in their academic pursuits.

4 Responses to “RTN Awards $10,000 through Burley Scholarship”

  1. Josephine Samonte

    My daughter will be graduating from high school in 2017. What does she need to do to submit essay.

    • RTN

      The annual James A. Burley Scholarship Contest runs in the spring, usually from the end of March through the end of May. Look for details on our Facebook page and on our website in March 2017. Good luck to your daughter!

  2. HonestlyNow

    Congratulations to Sarah and Alexandra on their scholarship awards. I’m glad to see that their hard work and efforts have not go unrewarded and that RTN FCU was able to help make a difference in their lives. Keep up the great work! You have bright futures.

    • Paula Kerwin

      On behalf of Sarah, Alexandra and Grant, the 2016 James A. Burley, Jr., Scholarship contest winners, thank you for your support. All the applicants who entered this year’s Burley Scholarship submitted great essays, and we are sure they all will enjoy bright futures. We’re very proud that the Burley Scholarship can help members afford a college education.