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Scholarships and Awards

Each year, Sun East recognizes local students and teachers who embody the philosophy of “People Helping People.”

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“People Helping People” Education Award

This $1,000 award is presented to one student who is a member or whose immediate family is a member (parent/grandparent or legal guardian) of Sun East Federal Credit Union.

If you’re a high school senior or college student, this is your chance to shine! Show us your determination to make a difference by participating in at least 40 hours of community service within the year. Then, write an essay that highlights how this experience has left a lasting impression on your life.

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School District Awards

“Best Teacher Under the Sun” Award

This $500 award is presented to one teacher in each category of Elementary Schools (grades K-5), Middle Schools (grades 6-8), and High Schools (grades 9-12) in the school districts listed on Sun East’s Federal Charter as a Select Employee Group (SEG). His/her school also receives $500 for this recognition.

School faculty, administrators, students, and parents may submit nominations for a teacher. The “Best Teacher Under the Sun” Award acknowledges outstanding achievements of teachers in his/her performance in daily classroom activities, special projects or programs, or exemplary efforts to inspire students to reach beyond their grasp.

Student Awards and Scholarships

Sun East Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to school districts, private schools, and universities that are listed on Sun East Federal Credit Union’s Federal charter as a Select Employer Group (SEG).

  • $1,000 awards are presented to designated high schools and Colleges
  • $200 awards are presented to designated private schools and the Delaware County Literacy Council

The following list encompasses the designated districts and schools where the Sun East awards are currently being offered.

High Schools

  • Academy Park High School
  • Brandywine School District
  • Chester High School
  • Chichester High School
  • The Christian Academy
  • Garnet Valley High School
  • Oxford High School
  • Springfield High School
  • Sun Valley High School


  • Neumann University
  • Holy Family University

K-8 Schools

  • Holy Family Regional School
  • The Independent Mission School
  • St. Thomas the Apostle School

Award Recipients

“We recognize your district’s commitment to students and your students’ commitment to their community. These awards are our way of further enhancing the strong relationship our organizations share.”

– Michael J. Kaczenski, Sun East Chief Executive Officer

Madison Simpson, Haverford High School

“People Helping People” Award Recipient

Kelsey Vidal, Aston Elementary School

“Best Teacher Under the Sun” Award Recipient

Sana Ahmadi, Holy Family University

School District Award Recipient