Abington Bank Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Area Grads
As part of the bank’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, Abington Bank recently awarded $7,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors from six local area high schools.
President and CEO Andrew J. Raczka said the scholarships are part of the bank’s longstanding commitment to supporting youth and education through funding a variety of programs that benefit local elementary and secondary schools and their students, including the bank’s signature Funding Their Futures program, which provides a donation of $10 to local schools for every new Get Real Checking℠ account customers open at Abington Bank.
“Education is the key to bettering yourself on the road to independence and empowerment,” said Raczka. “Abington Bank is pleased to support students by helping to unlocking their full potential through education.”
The scholarships were awarded to members of the Class of 2023 who demonstrated both academic achievement and financial need and who will be enrolled in a four-year program at an accredited college or university this fall.
Andrew Dunlop and Mateus Queiroz of Abington High School were awarded the Abington Bank Shawn P. Cotter Memorial Scholarships of $1,250 each. The scholarships are in memory of Mr. Cotter who was chairman of the bank’s board and a strong supporter of Abington High School. Queiroz will attend Suffolk University.
Jessica Salomon of Avon Middle High School was awarded a scholarship of $1,000 and will attend Massasoit Community College.
Aizza Chase of Cohasset High School was awarded the Abington Bank Edward T. Mulvey Scholarship of $1,000. The scholarship is named for Mr. Mulvey to mark his more than 50-year career at Pilgrim Bank, which merged with Abington Bank, including serving as its president and CEO and chairman of the board. Chase plans to attend Roger Williams University.
Kai Forbes of Holbrook Middle-High School was awarded a scholarship of $1,000 and will attend Clark Atlanta University.
Lauren Rapoza of Old Rochester Regional High School in Marion was awarded a scholarship of $1,000 and will attend Fairfield University.
Thu Pham of Stoughton High School was awarded a scholarship of $1,000 and will attend UMass Amherst.
IN THE PHOTOS:
Abington Bank’s Marion office Branch Officer Carolyn Brunette (left) with Old Rochester Regional High School graduate and scholarship recipient Lauren Rapoza. Abington Bank’s Main St., Cohasset office Vice President, Branch Officer Karen Dwyer-White and Assistant Branch Manager Rachel Swanson (right) with Cohasset High School graduate and scholarship recipient Aizza Chase and her mother, Sharon. Abington Bank’s Abington office Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer Lucas Lawson (left) and Assistant Branch Manager Myra Polson (right) with Abington High School graduate and scholarship recipient Mateus Queiroz.