Dorothy J. Sullivan Scholarship Program

“Part of our mission as a community-based credit union is to provide education and financial awareness in the communities we serve. Recognizing local students for their hard work and dedication is one way of supporting the growth and future of our youth.”

- Francis R.N. Proto, Dutch Point President and CEO

Thank you to all students who submitted applications for the 2020 scholarship. Entries for the 2021 scholarship program will begin to be accepted in January 2021.


The Dorothy J. Sullivan Scholarship program applauds the exemplary accomplishments of our members and supports education and training beyond high school. The program was created to recognize and honor the achievements of Dorothy J. Sullivan, former Dutch Point President and CEO and our first employee. Her support of higher education opportunities led to the formation of this scholarship. This program exemplifies the credit union's commitment to help students pursuing a college degree with their education and future.

Dutch Point Credit Union will award up to five $1,000 one-time scholarships to provide students with financial assistance toward post-secondary education.

Let us help you accomplish and exceed your educational goals.

Requirements and Selection


In order to qualify for this scholarship, the student must be the primary member of his or her own account at Dutch Point Credit Union. The account must be opened prior to submitting the application. Applicant's account must be in good standing. Must be a graduating or graduated High School student or equivalent and accepted as a full-time freshman to an accredited 2 or 4 year University or College.


Judging is based on academic achievement (GPA, scholastic honors and awards), extracurricular activities, work experience and the written essay. The essay is judged on content, creativity and clarity. Additionally, grammatical and spelling errors may disqualify your entry. Scholarship winners will be notified personally by June 1 of the award year. Non-winners will not be contacted. Winners may be asked to submit a photo for publication in our membership newsletter, website and social media. Awards are presented in the student's name.

Note: Financial need of the applicant and the income of the applicant's family are not factors considered in applicant evaluations. Winners are responsible for any income or taxes that may result.


We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Dorothy J. Sullivan Scholarship program.

The 2019 scholarship recipients are:

  • Britney DeRoehn - Old Lyme High School
    Attending: Northeastern University
  • McKenna Evans - Berlin High School
    Attending: University of Utah
  • Sage Factora - Fairfield Ludlowe High School
    Attending: Loyola University Maryland
  • Makenna Lindsay - Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
    Attending: American University
  • Elyece Patterson - Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
    Attending: Spelman College

Congratulations and good luck to all the recipients!


Scholarship Group 2019

Left to right: DPCU Supervisory Committee Member Marguerite Rose, Elyece Patterson, Makenna Lindsay, and DPCU President and CEO Francis Proto.

Scholarship Recipient

Left to right: McKenna Evans and DPCU President and CEO Francis Proto.

Scholarship DeRoehn

Left to right: Mother Kathleen DeRoehn, Britney DeRoehn, and Grandfather and DPCU Board Member Robert DeRoehn.

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