Boston Firefighters Credit Union awards scholarships to member families


Image: Matthew’s father (left), college scholarship recipient Matthew Perachi (middle), Matthew’s mother (right)

(Dorchester, MA) June 21, 2021 – The Boston Firefighters Credit Union (BFCU) has awarded two college scholarships and two high school scholarships to children and grandchildren of first responders. BFCU created this scholarship to relieve stress for families trying to manage the cost of education. The College scholarship is awarded to students who are dependents or descendants of any past or present member of the BFCU and who will be attending a full-time educational institution in the fall. The recipients were drawn.

The recipients of the college scholarships were Matthew Perachi from Medfield who will be attending the University of Vermont and William Sears from Carver, who will be attending the Wentworth Institute of Technology in the fall. The high school scholarship recipients were Bridget and Madeline Ryan from West Roxbury, who will be attending Mount Alvernia High School in the fall.

“BFCU provided four scholarships per year to our family members. We are offering two $ 5,000 college scholarships and two $ 1,000 graduate scholarships to deserving students. We pride ourselves on providing a small level of help to the families of our members. We know education is expensive, but we realize that this is the ticket to tomorrow for many of these young men and women. BFCU is proud to invest in its future and, in doing so, to invest in the future of our community, ”said Bernie Winne, President and CEO of the Boston Firefighters Credit Union.

The Boston Firefighters Credit Union is committed to providing the personal touch necessary to manage the unique needs and lifestyle of firefighters, police and others, which includes caring for loved ones. BFCU has a vision for the future, a future where it is imperative that BFCU provide ALL services as a one-stop shop for members while maintaining its personalized service that impacts the lives of first responders and their families. families.

Photo 2: Paul Sears, William’s grandfather (left), William Sears, university scholarship recipient (right)

Photo 3: High school scholarship recipient Bridget Ryan (left), Peter Ryan (middle), Madeline Ryan, high school scholarship recipient (right)


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