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Kenneth C. Brennan, president and CEO of The Village Bank, announced today that the Bank’s Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation has awarded a total of $46,000 in college scholarships to fifteen 2012 graduating high school seniors from Newton and Wayland.
The Bank’s total investment in education since the program began in 1988 now totals $396,000.
Two of the 2012 recipients received scholarships in the amount of $10,000, with $2,500 to be awarded at the successful completion of each of the student’s four college years. The students are Kenya Heard, Wayland High School, and Kevin Wu, Newton North High School.
Candidates for the $10,000 awards were required to have demonstrated active involvement in local community and/or charitable causes.
“The Village Bank has always had a strong commitment to the community,” said Brennan. “The special $10,000 scholarships give us the opportunity to recognize local students who share that commitment.”
One-time $2,000 scholarships were awarded to 13 graduating students from Newton and Wayland. They are:
Newton North High School – Madeleine Aquilina, Paige Grody, Lydia O’Connor, Emily Paley, Matias Page, Sarah Perlo, Alexandra Pini, and Stephanie Vitone.
Newton South High School – Emma Loeb and Saewon Park.
Wayland High School – Erik Halperin, Briana Mele, and Kayla Rice.
The Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation scholarships are funded in part by the Bank’s Annual Golf Classic at Woodland Golf Club. The success of the 2011 Classic allowed the Bank to expand its scholarship commitment again this year, said Brennan.