American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) continued its longtime support of higher education through the East Hartford Academy of Finance Scholarship by awarding Shakir Pike, a member of East Hartford High School’s (EHHS) Class of 2021, with this year’s $3,000 scholarship.

“American Eagle congratulates Shakir on being awarded this well-earned scholarship, as well as his upcoming graduation and promising future,” stated Dean Marchessault, President & CEO of American Eagle Financial Credit Union. “We have received wonderful feedback from his school’s faculty and staff on his character and work ethic, and we wish him and his classmates the best of luck as they start this exciting new chapter in their lives.”

Pike, a four-year student of the East Hartford Academy of Finance, will be attending the University of Rhode Island in the fall, with a plan to major in Pharmacy. During his time at EHHS, Pike was captain of the school’s volleyball team, section leader in the high school band, and a leader in volunteer hours for the Class of 2021—all while working a part-time job.

The East Hartford Academy of Finance is part of the National Academy Foundation, which provides an educational model for EHHS students that includes industry-focused curricula, work-based learning experiences and business partner expertise from the community.