Cornerstone Bank awards 16 college scholarships to local graduates

A total of $40,000 was awarded to local graduates to assist with college expenses.

Cornerstone Bank is proud to announce the 16 recipients of their scholarship awards program for local high school graduates. Each chosen graduate is awarded $2,500 to assist with college expenses.

“Cornerstone Bank is proud to help students in our community reach their educational goals,” said Cornerstone Bank CEO Todd Tallman. “We want to foster the growth and development of the next generation of business and finance professionals, and congratulate these 16 exceptional students on their achievements, wishing them continued success.”

This is the list of the 2022 scholarship recipients along with the name of the school they plan to attend in the fall:

  • Kiana Barnes of East Brookfield, Nichols College
  • Emma Blomquist of Holden, University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Business
  • Madeline Duke of Shrewsbury, Indiana University
  • Hunter Goguen of Brookfield, Nichols College
  • Alexis Goodney of Leicester, Bentley University
  • Abigail Hill of Brimfield, Westfield State University
  • Nhi Huynh of Worcester, Harvard College
  • Brian Langevin of Sturbridge, University of Alabama
  • Owyn Law of Dudley, Quinnipiac University
  • Colin Minarik of Webster, Bentley University
  • Samuel Murillo of Charlton, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Christopher Murzycki of Spencer, Worcester State University
  • Arieta Nasto of Worcester, Villanova School of Business
  • Brennan Ogert, Nichols College
  • Lauren Potvin of Charlton, Worcester Academy
  • Nina Zurawski of Charlton, Suffolk University

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

  • Be a 2022 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