Every year, we award six $1,000 Mutual Security Credit Union Community Service Scholarships in honor of Berny Klaus and Joseph G. Fernandes.
In addition to giving 19 years of dedicated volunteer service to Mutual Security Credit Union, Berny Klaus, setting a high standard for exemplary community service also served as a longtime volunteer fireman with Newtown Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1, a Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 370, and a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church.
Joseph G. Fernandes
Joe Fernandes served as a volunteer at Mutual Security Credit Union for over twenty-five years. In addition to his commitment and service to the credit union, Mr. Fernandes in his retirement dedicated his time to the community by working as a substitute teacher in the New Milford school system.
In honor of their commitment and service, six high school seniors with outstanding promise will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to students, who are in good academic standing, have demonstrated financial need, and have given selflessly of themselves to improve the overall state of affairs in their community. Students and/or parents must be a current member of the credit union.