Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Winners!

For the past seven years, it’s been an honor for the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) to bestow scholarships to high school seniors. HUECU is pleased to announce that ten high school seniors were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships from the Credit Union.

The winners were selected by a volunteer Scholarship Review Committee comprised of HUECU members. The Committee reviewed applications from more than 120 students.

Craig Leonard, President and CEO, of HUECU, said, “This year, similar to past years, it was difficult to select the winners. The essays were outstanding and creative. We hope the scholarship prizes will have a positive impact on all of these students.”



Francesca Mae Azevedo, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA
Alexander Kell Cunningham Bustamante, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL
D’Aveta Matteo, Medford High School, Medford, MA
Giselle Xue-Jun Gray-Smith, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT
Mark William Hemment, Newton North High School, Newton, MA
Nila Lakshimi Krishnamurthy, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA
Shreeya Musyaju, Everett Public Schools, Everett, MA
Natalie Poftak, Boston Latin School, Boston, MA
Bennet Anthony Ronayne, Boston College High School, Arlington, MA
Grace Sullivan, Reading Memorial High School, Reading, MA
Below are photos of a few of the awardees:
Natalie Poftak - HUECU Scholarship winner
Natalie Poftak


Mateo DAveta - HUECU Scholarship winner
D’Aveta Matteo


Bennet Ronayne - HUECU Scholarship winner
Bennet Ronayne


Nila Krismamurthy - HUECU Scholarship winner
Nila Lakshimi Krishnamurthy


Francesca Azevedo - HUECU Scholarship winner
Francesca Azevedo


Giselle Grey Smith - HUECU Scholarship winner
Giselle Xue-Jun Gray-Smith
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