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Connex Credit Union Announces $5,000 in Scholarships
Posted on January 31st, 2017

​Connex Credit Union Announces $5,000 in Scholarships
Applications open TOMORROW Feb. 1, 2017

Two $2,000 scholarships and a $1,000 scholarship offered
Connex Credit Union announces it is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. Three scholarships worth a total of $5,000 are available to assist college-bound or currently enrolled students with the rising costs of higher education.

The scholarships offered in 2017 are:

$1,000 - Nicolas G. Hackett Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of longtime Connex volunteer Nick Hackett 

$2,000 – John R. Edwards Community Involvement Scholarship: Awarded in honor of former Connex President and Chief Executive Officer John R. Edwards to a student who emulates the credit union’s commitment to community service 

$2,000 – Arthur B. Haesche Memorial Scholarship: Created to commemorate one of Connex’s founding members, Arthur B. Haesche, and reserved for a student majoring in business or finance 

“We are elated to support our student-members as they embark on the next phase of their educational journey,” said Carl Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union. “Even the most financially conscious student can be impacted by the excessive costs of college and the opportunity to alleviate some of this burden directly correlates with our core values of customer advocacy.”

These scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled as, or who have committed to being, a full-time student at an accredited two or four-year University during the upcoming fall semester.

Eligible students must meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration:

A 3.2 GPA or higher
Can provide a copy of a current transcript
Current Connex primary member, or joins upon applying
Completes and submits both the application and essay to
Submits all required materials by March 24, 2017
*Please note that former winners are not eligible

Please send transcripts (including GPA) to:
Connex Credit Union
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 477
North Haven, CT 06473

For more detailed information, please visit or contact Anita Annunziato at .
About Connex Credit Union:

As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 48,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit

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