Cornerstone Bank awards 16 college scholarships to local graduates

Recipients receive $2,000 to assist with college expenses

Cornerstone Bank has awarded 16 college scholarships to local high school graduates. Each recipient is awarded $2,000 to assist with college expenses.

“Cornerstone Bank is honored to help high school graduates throughout the community pursue higher education in the fields of business and finance,” said Cornerstone Bank CEO Todd Tallman. “It’s important to us that we can support students throughout our community in reaching their goals; we are excited to see what their futures hold.”

This is the list of the 2021 scholarship recipients along with the name of the school they plan to attend in the fall:

  • Daniel Bowen of Spencer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Sydney DiMarzio of Ware, University of Connecticut
  • Colin Drake of Charlton, Bryant University
  • Jacqueline Dugay of Ware, Washington and Lee University
  • Madison Dungey of Sturbridge, Franklin Pierce University
  • Calvin Fullerton of Charlton, Penn State University
  • Kyle LeBlanc of Charlton, West Virginia University
  • Matthew Majersky of Holden, Stonehill College
  • Ainsley Maus of Brookfield, The George Washington University
  • Gabriela Piwowarczyk of Webster, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Michael Romano of Rutland, Florida International University
  • Darian Shepherd of West Brookfield, Johnson & Wales University
  • Miles Sullivan of Westminster, Fitchburg State University
  • Joseph Szela of Oxford, Bentley University
  • Rebecca Turley of Fiskdale, The George Washington University
  • Isabella Vangos of Auburn, Bentley University

“It is with pride that we award the achievements of these 16 students who excelled academically as well as in extracurricular activities and community involvement,” said Tallman. “We wish them continued success in the next chapter of their educations.”

To be considered for a scholarship, each student had to:

  • Be a 2021 high school graduate
  • Anticipate being a full-time student at an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education
  • Anticipate studying in a business or financial field
  • Demonstrate achievement and high standards in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement
  • Submit an official transcript and GPA from their guidance office
  • Submit a one-page essay