RTN Awards $10,000 through Burley Scholarship

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

Jessica Kahigian of Hampton, NH received the top award of $5,000; she will be attending Thomas College this fall. Emily Ward of Waltham earned $3,000 as the second-place award recipient. She will be attending Regis College. Mary Reedy of Walpole took home a third-place award of $2,000 and she will be attending Bridgewater State University.


Arthur Osborn, Jr., RTN’s Chairman of the Board; Emily Ward, second-place winner; Mary Reedy, third-place winner; Jessica Kahigian, first- place winner; and Edward C. Brown IV, Chairman of RTN’s Educational Committee

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 book that has had an impact on you 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.