United Bank Foundation CT Announces 2016 Academic Scholarship and Vocational Award Winners
The United Bank Foundation Connecticut today announced that they have awarded 35 academic scholarships and vocational awards totaling $67,500 to area high school and vocational school students who are graduating in 2016.
This year’s Academic Scholarships were awarded to 19 college-bound high school students who have demonstrated leadership, community involvement and a strong academic record. The United Bank Foundation Connecticut also presented their 2016 Vocational Awards to 16 area students – 15 vocational students, 1 agricultural student – who excelled in vocational arts and demonstrated a high level of character and integrity in their respective school and community. The Vocational Awards are given to students who anticipate joining the workforce immediately following graduation or who will be participating in work-related, occupational training.
In addition, the Foundation announced that Iram Khan of South Windsor was the winner of the 2016 United Bank Family Scholarship which is awarded to college-aged, dependent children of United Bank employees. The United Bank Foundation Connecticut started awarding family scholarships in 2010 and since then has given out $17,500 to deserving high school students.
“Each year the United Bank Foundation Connecticut donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to non- profit organizations in Connecticut and among the most special are the scholarships and awards we give to our communities’ best and brightest graduating students. Our goal is to recognize these students for a job well done in school while providing them some financial assistance to help defray the costs of college tuition and occupational training. They’ve worked really hard in school and are well-deserving of this accolade,” said William H.W. Crawford, IV, Chief Executive Officer of United Bank and United Financial Bancorp, Inc.
The United Bank Foundation Connecticut, formerly named the Rockville Bank Foundation, started their scholarship and awards program in 1999. Since then, the Foundation has given out more than $455,000 in academic scholarships and $217,000 in vocational awards.
The 2016 Academic Scholarship Winners
The 2016 Vocational Award Winners