Two graduates of Fairfield’s public high schools were recently presented with the first scholarship awards from the Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.

The scholarships were presented to Elliot Herman of Fairfield Ludlowe High School and Julia Correll of Fairfield Warde High School.

The scholarship sponsor, known as FELO, is a young professionals group, according to the chamber’s announcement, with the goal “to network amongst themselves, share ideas and discuss challenges to help them achieve success as they continue their career path toward more senior-level management positions.

“In addition, their mission is to help raise money for scholarship awards. These scholarships will be presented to a graduating high school student who will be attending a business school or majoring in business … and one who has financial needs,” the chamber said.

Darrin Fodor, vice president/financial services manager, People’s United Bank, and Jackie Kosiba, sales director, Delamar of Southport, two founding members of FELO, made the scholarship presentations with Beverly Balaz, the chamber executive director.

Fodor and Kosiba will also be available to each student during the coming year if they have questions about a particular subject, class or business concept, the chamber said.