Sage Clukey, left, accepted her scholarship certificate on April 27. Thomas Dean received his scholarship certificate on April 25. Tammy Poissonnier photo

Two local students, Sage Clukey from Winslow High School and Thomas Dean from Skowhegan Area High School, have been selected as New Dimensions FCU’s 2022 Scholarship Program winners.

They have earned $2,500 each for their first year in college, according to a news release from the member-owned financial cooperative, based in Waterville.

Clukey plans to enter the nursing program at Franklin Pierce University, while Dean plans to study finance at the University of Maine at Orono.

“Our scholarship program is just one of the many ways we support our community. We hear many times from students that financial education is an underdeveloped skill they feel they’d like to hone, so we try to give them the tools and resources at the local level by adding financial fitness into their curriculum as well as offering our scholarship program to show the importance of financial success,” said Ryan Poulin, chief executive officer.

New Dimensions FCU awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors that demonstrate strong character, community involvement, and academic success.

This year the cooperative said it found two exceptional candidates who went above and beyond in their academics and community.

They both came highly recommended by school officials, and their essays showed that their character and assessment of financial literacy aligned with New Dimensions’ mission and values.

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