Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded college scholarships to 11 local students.
The scholarships are $3,000 each. The bank awards the scholarships each year to students from 10 local schools.
“We are pleased to be able to help this great group of young people. They’ve worked very hard to achieve many great things while in high school. It’s our pleasure to help them pursue their goals for higher education. I’m confident they will continue to succeed,” said Peter Judkins, President and CEO at Franklin Savings Bank.
Scholarships from the Franklin Savings Bank Community Development Foundation were awarded to students who plan to attend a four-year college with studies concentrating in accounting, finance, marketing, management, computer sciences or other business related courses. The graduating seniors were selected as Franklin Scholars based largely on high academic achievement, which alone represented 70 percent of the criteria for scholarship selection. The remaining 30 percent was based on community citizenship, participation in extra-curricular activities, such as athletics, band, school clubs or drama, and financial need.
The bank’s Community Development Foundation grants the scholarships to the schools, which select the student and administer the scholarship.
Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation was created in 2000 to support community, economic and educational needs within the communities served by Franklin Savings Bank. To date, the Foundation has awarded $608,000 to more than 259 students and is one of the most generous scholarships available in the area.
Kayla Kenney and Alexander Haggan of Mt. Blue High School with FSB Executive Vice President Tim Thompson.
John Adley of Mountain Valley High School, Michael Kersey Jr. of Dirigo High School and Jeremiah Richardson of Telstar Regional High School with Diane Perry, Leanne Gagne and Jennifer Merrill of Franklin Savings Bank.
Caulin Parker of Spruce Mountain High School with Jay Branch Manager Diane Jackson.
Caitlin R. Cushman of Skowhegan High School, FSB Assistant Manager Patrick Dore, Bobbie Peacock of Carrabec High School, Skowhegan Branch Manager Sally Dwyer, and Kerri Abbott of Madison Area Memorial High School.
Isabella R. Wells of Mt. Abram High School with FSB Vice President and Treasurer Pam Dixon.
Billie Rogers of Rangeley Lakes Regional School with FSB Assistant Manager Crystal Haley and Branch Manager Leeanna Wilbur.