High school seniors are eagerly looking ahead to enrolling in college or trade school this fall and Sikorsky Credit Union is looking to help with the enormous cost.

Sikorsky Credit Union is again offering the Thomas J. Williams Scholarship program, which awards five high school seniors a $1,000 scholarship to use toward their higher education. The program is named after Thomas J. Williams, who in 2012 retired after more than 30 years as the CEO and president of Sikorsky Credit Union.

To apply for the scholarship, eligible students will submit an essay for consideration. Students have the option of choosing from two separate topics. In order to be eligible, the student must be graduating high school in the spring of 2015 and plan to attend an institute of higher learning this coming fall. The student must also be a member of Sikorsky Credit Union on or before March 15, 2015.

Membership can be started with just a $5 minimum opening deposit.

“The Credit Union has given dozens of students a great start in financing  their education over the years,” mentioned Diane Farrell, who is the vice-president of Marketing at Sikorsky Credit Union, “I am looking forward to us rewarding five more high school seniors later this spring.”

Interested seniors may pick up an application at any of the Credit Union’s branch offices in Danbury, Milford, Seymour, Shelton or Stratford. Seniors at Ansonia, Oxford, Seymour and Stratford high schools may also visit the Credit Union branch inside their school.

The application can also be downloaded at Sikorskycu.org/scholarship. the application deadline is April 30.