First Financial Federal Credit Union honored students from the area's three public schools with scholarships of $3,000 each during its annual meeting in Timonium last month.
Among the recipients were:
• Sarah Anderson, Catonsville High School
• Lindsay Yerrid, RICA Catonsville Educational Center
• Melissa Miller, Lansdowne High School
• Jacob Badin, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science.
To qualify, students were required to be First Financial members, have a minimum unweighted grade point average of 2.5, be involved in school and community activities, and submit an essay, an academic reference letter, and a character reference letter.
First Financial has offered scholarships to graduating high school seniors since 1989.
In 2010, First Financial modified its scholarship program to make available one $3,000 scholarship to each high school within its service area, including Baltimore and Carroll counties. This year, a total of $147,000 in awards was presented.