Baltimore County

Catonsville and Arbutus students win credit union scholarships

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.