3 High School Graduates Awarded College Scholarships by HRCCU

Meet the Winners

Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU) has awarded three deserving local high school seniors with $1,000 college scholarships as the 2020 school year comes to an end

These scholarships will allow the recipients to offset the cost of studying at a 2- or 4-year college or university this fall.

The recipients of HRCCU’s 2020 College Scholarships are Jovanni Mosca of Corinth CSD, Lea Richard of South Glens Falls CSD, and Sean Pettis from Glens Falls CSD.

“We congratulate our 2020 scholarship winners for continued excellence in their schools and communities,” said HRCCU CEO Sue Commanda. “We’re proud to help these talented and hard-working members to attain their educational goals.”

HRCCU has held its Annual College Scholarship Contest since 1994, to reward their members who have succeeded in high school and are moving on to higher education.

The College Scholarship Application Process

Scholarships are open to HRCCU members who are high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university for the first time in the fall. The application is also open to children of Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, and credit union employees.

Winning applicants are chosen based on a variety of factors; grades, extracurriculars and awards, volunteer experience, employment history, and the length of their HRCCU membership.

Applicants also submit references and write an essay about how they plan to give back to their communities following college graduation. Finalists were selected based on a 100-point scoring system.

HRCCU has a partnership with a number of schools in the Capital Region. Dedicated to youth financial literacy, the credit union funds a financial literacy program through Banzai! in the Hudson Falls and Watervliet school districts. It also hosts a school banking program in the Corinth and Glens Falls school districts where children learn the importance of saving as well as lifelong financial skills right at school.


Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative whose mission is to improve the well-being of members and their families by providing quality financial services with the best overall value. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school located within Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Rensselaer counties or the towns of Cohoes, Watervliet, or Green Island, and their immediate families are eligible to join.