Michael E. Reilly Memorial Scholarship

Facilitated by Suffolk Federal, a strong, growing and not-for-profit credit union, the Michael E. Reilly Memorial Scholarship supports promising students at Suffolk County Community College who are pursuing their higher education dreams. A veteran member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Suffolk Federal, Edward Reilly served as Chief of the Patchogue Fire Department who together with his family and firehouse, lost his son Michael, an AE3 and EMT in the U.S. Coast Guard, a first responder and member of the Department’s Ambulance Company. While home on leave, Michael tragically lost his life in a vehicle accident as his ambulance raced to assist a firefighter in December, 1980. We celebrate Michael’s memory through assisting a promising student who is a family member of a first responder or a firefighter.

Awarded to: Full-time NEW student
Award: $6,275 (one award)

Criteria:
1. Resident of Suffolk County
2. Minimum high school GPA of 77
3. Be enrolled at SCCC full-time
4. Submit credential of applicant or family member who is or has been a volunteer or professional firefighter, EMT, or Ambulance Corps first responder
5. Submit a minimum 250 word essay detailing academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities. Please note your personal connection to having a family member of a local fire department or EMS
6. Must be a member of Suffolk Federal at the time of the award. Proof of membership must be provided if selected for the scholarship. If the student is related to a member of Suffolk Federal, they are eligible to apply, however, if selected, the student must have their own account with Suffolk Federal.

Donor
Suffolk Federal Credit Union in Memory of Michael E. Reilly
Award
$6,275
Scopes
College-Wide, New Student
Deadline
05/25/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a current member of Suffolk Federal Credit Union? Please note that answering “no” will not disqualify you from receiving the scholarship. If you are related to a Member of Suffolk Federal, you are eligible to apply, however, if selected, you must have open an account with Suffolk Federal prior to receiving the scholarship award. All you need to become a member is visit Suffolk Federal online or at a conveniently located branch office and present: * Proof that you live, work, worship, attend school or regularly conduct business in Suffolk County, NY, or have an immediate family member of current membership. * A valid driver’s license, passport, military ID or state ID. * A U.S. Social Security number. * U.S. citizenship or resident alien status. * External account information, if funding from an external account.
  2. Submit a minimum 250 word essay detailing academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities, and your personal connection to having a family member of a local fire department or EMS
  3. Please upload a photo of the credential of applicant or family member who is or has been a volunteer or professional firefighter, EMT, or Ambulance Corps first responder.