Monson, MA – Monson Savings Bank regularly displays their dedication to supporting local community members. This includes supporting the up-and-coming generations of local high school students who will make a difference in surrounding communities for years to come. Monson Savings recently announced they have awarded $28,000 in scholarships to 14 graduating seniors of local high schools.
On June 14th, the Bank held their annual Monson Savings Bank Scholarship Ceremony at their Corporate Office located in Monson. At the ceremony students and their loved ones enjoyed refreshments while mingling with Monson Saving Bank’s team members before receiving their scholarship checks and a gift to take with them on their journey into higher education.
Monson Savings Bank awarded $2,000 scholarships to the following local high school recipients:
Rachel Desjardins, Ware Junior/Senior High School
Tony He, Ware Junior/Senior High School
Ailis Kealy, Monson High School
Anya Khan, Minnechaug Regional High School
Mia Meccia, East Longmeadow High School
Callie Orszulak, Ware Junior/Senior High School
Molly Reilly, East Longmeadow High School
Domenick Romeo, Monson High School
Ava Ronaldson, Monson High School
Maggie Ronaldson, Monson High School
Juliana Swain, East Longmeadow High School
Lauren Tomala, Minnechaug Regional High School
Kaitlyn Vedovelli, Monson High School
Matthew Wurszt, Minnechaug Regional High School
Michael Rouette, EVP and COO of Monson Savings Bank gave a brief speech to the recipients at the ceremony. He expressed how proud he and the whole Bank were of the graduates for their resilience and commitment. He encouraged them to listen to their parents’ guidance and enjoy every single moment of life. He also shared that as their local community bank, Monson Savings will always be there to offer support and financial guidance.
“I speak for everyone at Monson Savings when I say that we are tremendously proud of these students for the perseverance they have displayed over these challenging past few years,” said Rouette. “We are excited to extend financial support to these students to help offset the costs of pursuing further education. This is just the beginning of a journey for these young people, and we certainly encourage them to stay in touch and share updates on their journey with us.”
About Monson Savings Bank
Incorporated as a mutually chartered community bank in 1872, Monson Savings Bank has one of the longest tenures of service and stability in its market. Civic leaders chartered the bank with the intent to give working men and women the opportunity to save, which – incredibly, they could not do prior to the bank’s inception. Today, Monson Savings Bank retains its legacy of empowerment through savings, but has expanded to serve its customers with a variety of innovative financial services, including digital banking, online mortgage applications and business banking, and commercial lending. The bank has expanded on its promise of “where people save, businesses prosper, and communities benefit” by opening offices in Hampden, Wilbraham, Ware, and most recently East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The bank also opened a retail and business loan operations center in Wilbraham in 2020. Member FDIC, Member DIF, Equal Housing Lender.