The David Johnson Leadership Scholarship, which honors Direct Federal Credit Union Board Member, former Vice-Chairman, Chairman, and Chairman Emeritus, David Johnson, recognizes and rewards a student who has demonstrated one of David’s strongest qualities, leadership. The scholarship is a $3,000 per year scholarship, for up to four years, and includes the option of a paid internship at the Credit Union each summer. Olivia Goff of Wakefield, MA was selected as the 2023 recipient of the David Johnson Leadership Scholarship. Olivia is a 2023 Graduate of Malden Catholic High School and is a freshman at Boston College.
The Donald Kelliher Diversity Champion Scholarship, created in honor of Direct Federal Credit Union Board Member, former Vice-Chairman, Chairman, and Chairman Emeritus, Donald Kelliher, recognizes a student who has led or supported an effort to make their school and/or community inclusive. During Donald’s time as Chairman, he was instrumental in founding the Diversity and Inclusion Team at the Credit Union. This scholarship is also a $3,000 per year scholarship, for up to four years, and includes the option of a paid internship at the Credit Union each summer. Taylor Davis of Avon, MA was selected as the 2023 recipient of the Donald Kelliher Diversity Champion Scholarship. Gared is a 2023 Graduate of Foxborough Regional Charter School and is a freshman at Harvard University.
In addition, Direct Federal Credit Union partnered with Dedham High School to offer a $1,000 scholarship. The 2023 winner was Christopher MacDougall.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support the next generation of leaders through our annual scholarship program. These scholarships represent our commitment to fostering excellence and empowering students to achieve their dreams. We are excited to see the incredible impact these talented individuals will have on our world, and we are proud to be a part of their journey." said Kristen Johnson, SVP of Brand Experience at Direct Federal Credit Union.
Direct Federals annual scholarship program has provided over $100,000 in scholarships since 2016. The scholarship program for the Class of 2024 will kick off in March 2024 and information will be available on Direct.com.
Direct Federal’s Direct Federal’s 2024 scholarship program will kick off on March 1, 2024. Information will be available on Direct.com at that time.