August 18, 2020 – First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 28th Annual Academic Scholarship Program. A $5,000 scholarship was awarded to three (3) local high school students from its branch communities across the South Shore, Cape Cod and Southeastern MA. Each scholarship is awarded to deserving students every year who demonstrated a high level of academic excellence, leadership, and service to their community. In addition to the 3 general scholarships, one scholarship, in honor of Barbara Whitehead Silva, former President and CEO of the credit union, is awarded. First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation Award Winners: Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Tech High School - Yileisy Elmada Monomoy Regional High School - Zachary Parker New Bedford High School - Ty Spencer Barbara Whitehead Silva Award Winner: Mariah Andrade of New Bedford About First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation First Citizens' Charitable Foundation was established in 2019 by First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union as part of its commitment to the community. The purpose of the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation is to promote economic advancement in communities where First Citizens’ members and employees live and work. Our hope is to support and improve our communities by establishing a relationship with local organizations and providing financial support. First Citizens' Federal Credit Union is one of the premier financial institutions in southeastern Massachusetts. Today, with over 80,000 members and assets over $849 million, First Citizens' has full-service offices in New Bedford, Raynham, Taunton, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Falmouth, Mashpee, Hyannis, Orleans, Hanover and a lending office in Plymouth, MA. For more information, visit www.firstcitizens.org.