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United Bank Honors 35 Graduating Seniors with Annual Awards

United Bank Honors 35 Graduating Seniors with Annual Awards

The United Bank Foundation Connecticut today announced that they have awarded 35 scholarships totaling $65,000 to area high school and vocational school students graduating this spring who achieved excellence in the classroom and in the community.

Graduating students eligible for the United Bank Foundation Connecticut’s annual scholarship and academic awards must attend a high school where United Bank has a branch and serves the financial needs of the community.

The Foundation’s Academic Scholarships, which totaled $45,000 in 2015, were given to 19 college-bound high school students who have demonstrated leadership, community involvement and a strong academic record. In addition, the United Bank Foundation Connecticut presented their 2015 Vocational Awards, totaling $20,000, to 16 area students 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.

“Every day at United Bank our employees come to work squarely focused on pursuing excellence in all things. The same can be said about the 35 students we awarded academic scholarships and vocational awards to this year. They walk into the classroom and volunteer in the community because they too are committed to achieving excellence and we want to reward them for it,” said William H.W. Crawford, IV, Chief Executive Officer of United Bank and its holding company United Financial Bancorp, Inc. “We hope our scholarships and awards help alleviate the costs of tuition and work-related training because we believe strongly that every little bit helps.”

Since 1999, the Foundation has awarded over $604,000 to graduating high school seniors. Specifically, the United Bank Foundation Connecticut has awarded $408,250 in Academic Scholarships and $195,750 in Vocational Awards since the program was established.