Joseph A. De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank, announced today that the Bank’s Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation is now accepting college scholarship applications from local high school seniors.
Seventeen scholarships totaling $50,000 will be awarded to college-bound students of the Class of 2018. The scholarships can be applied toward tuition, room and board, or supplies at an accredited college or university. The application deadline is March 16, 2018.
The Foundation will award two $10,000 scholarships and fifteen $2,000 scholarships. The $10,000 scholarships require that, in addition to academic achievement, the recipient must have been actively involved in community and/or charitable causes, in a leadership capacity. Eligible applicants who are Newton or Wayland residents will be considered in both award categories. Eligible applicants who do not reside in Newton or Wayland will be considered for the $2,000 awards.
“The $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding student scholars who share The Village Bank’s longstanding commitment to improving lives and building community,” said De Vito. “These awards are designed to encourage the future leaders of our community to continue to reach out to help, wherever and whenever they can.”
Complete rules, requirements, and application forms are available at local high schools and at The Village Bank’s branches in Auburndale, Newtonville, Nonantum, Newton Highlands, Waban, West Newton and Wayland. The information is also available here.
The Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation’s investment in education since the program began in 1998 will total $740,000 with this year’s awards, according to De Vito. The scholarships are funded in part by the Golf Classic held by The Village Bank each fall.