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 2020. The scholarships can be applied toward tuition, room and board, or supplies at an accredited college or university. The application deadline is April 10, 2020.
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 recognize students who not only excel, but who also share The Village Bank’s strong commitment to supporting the community and initiatives that directly benefit our friends and neighbors,” said De Vito.
Complete rules, requirements, and application forms are available at local high schools and at The Village Bank’s branches in Auburndale, Newton Centre, Newtonville, Nonantum, Newton Highlands, Waban, West Newton and Wayland. The information is also available online here.
The Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation’s investment in education since the program began in 1998 will total $852,000 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.
UPDATE 3/17/20: The application deadline for the Bank’s Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation scholarship will be extended to a date to be determined once schools are back in session. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time.