HarborOne Bank has awarded 40 high school seniors college scholarships totaling $100,000 through its ONE Community Scholarship Program. ONE Community Scholarships recognize not only a student’s commitment to academic excellence combined with a commitment to the community. Each student received a $2,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of their future college or university.
“This year’s students have not only excelled in their high school careers, and worked hard in their communities, they did so during an unprecedented and difficult time,” said Joseph Casey, President, and CEO of HarborOne Bank. “We are proud to support the next generation and see them succeed in their future careers.”
Scholarship recipients from Cranston include Madeline Barbieri who attended Cranston High School West and will go on to Endicott College and Maya Fraenza who attended Cranston High School West and will go on to the University of Rhode Island.
Scholarship recipients from Warwick include Catrina Fielding who attended Saint Mary Academy Bay View and will go on to Quinnipiac University, Joseph McNulty who attended Bishop Hendricken High School and will go on to the University of Rhode Island, Sydney Randall who attended Toll Gate High School and will go on to Northeastern University and Olivia M. Tracey who attended St. Mary Academy Bay View and will go on to American University.
HarborOne Bank’s 2022 awards are part of a continuing commitment the bank made in 2016 to support college affordability and invest in educational opportunities that help fuel future success in recognition that our businesses, our families, and our communities need an educated workforce to continue to thrive. HaborOne Bank has pledged $1 million over a 10 year period to provide hardworking and deserving students with college scholarships. Over the last seven years, HarborOne Bank has granted over $700,000 in scholarships to students throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
A committee of volunteer HarborOne employees chose this year’s scholarship recipients from a highly competitive pool of applicants from over 65 communities. Committee members based their decisions on several factors including personal essays, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, awards and recognitions, school activities, and their participation in their community.