2024 HCU Scholarship Winners

Posted: Jun 13, 2024

Holyoke Credit Union (HCU) Board of Directors would like to announce the winners of the 2024 Holyoke Credit Union Scholarships.


All applications were outstanding, and once again it was a difficult choice. Ms. Jassidy Mendez, Ms. Ava Methe and Ms. Jayshalee Santos were chosen to receive the scholarships. 


Each recipient received $500 to put toward college expenses. 


Ms. Mendez, daughter of Linnette Mendez of Springfield, is a recent graduate of Springfield Central High School.  Jassidy is planning to attend Westfield State University in the fall, majoring in Nursing. She has been accepted into the Honor’s Nursing Program at Westfield State University and will be participating in the LEAD Scholars Program this summer. While in high school, Jassidy was a member of the key club at school, where they raise funds for the school and host community events. She is also a part of her church leadership, serving as treasurer of the youth group.


Ms. Methe, daughter of Corrie and Mark Methe of West Springfield, is a recent graduate of West Springfield High School. Ava is planning to attend the University of Rhode Island in the fall, majoring in Nursing. While in High School, Ava worked with Rachel’s Table teen board, a group working to reduce child hunger. She helped assist youth sports programs in West Springfield at clinics as well. Ava also participated in National Honor Society events.


Ms. Santos, daughter of Luz and Jacob Santos of Holyoke, is a recent graduate of Holyoke High School. Jayshalee is planning to attend Springfield College, majoring in Physician Assistant studies.  While in High School, Jayshalee was captain of the softball and cheerleading teams and was also a member of the basketball team. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Jayshalee did an internship at Holyoke Pediatrics Association while in school as well.


Holyoke Credit Union would like to congratulate the winners and wish them the best of luck in college and their future endeavors!