Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded college scholarships to 12 local students.The 2013 Franklin Scholars are:
- Mountain Valley High School:
Adriana Gorham, of Rumford, daughter of Joseph Gorham, plans to major in marketing at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.
- Dirigo High School:
Loren Keim, of Dixfield, son of Blue and Lisa Keim, plans to major in management at Husson University.
- Spruce Mountain South High School:
Cameron Esty, of Livermore, son of Michael Esty and Rebecca Purrington, plans to major in finance at USM.
- Spruce Mountain North High School:
Lindsey Allen, of Jay, daughter of Heather McPhee and Vaikko Allen, plans to major in human resources and management at Thomas College in Waterville.
- Mt. Blue High School:
Megan Burdick, of Wilton, daughter of Judy and Robert Burdick, plans to major in business at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
- Mt. Blue High School:
Ashli Frost, of Jay, daughter of Megan Reed and Jason Frost, plans to major in accounting at the University of Tampa in Florida.
- Rangeley Lakes Regional School:
Megan R. Crosson, of Rangeley, daughter of George and Debbie Crosson, plans to major in business at the University of North Carolina.
- Mt. Abram High School:
Taylor Sue Jordan, of Kingfield, daughter of Jonathan and Kim Jordan, who plans to major in marketing management and accounting at Thomas College.
- Skowhegan High School:
Ali E. York, of Skowhegan, daughter of Paul and Stephanie Walston, plans to major in business administration at Husson University in Bangor.
- Madison Area Memorial High School:
Logan N. Bruneau, of Madison, child of Brandi Willette and Alan Richard, plans to major in management at Thomas College.
- Carrabec High School: (Photo not available)
Kaitlyn C. Cowen, of New Portland and Madison, daughter of Gary and Kristen Cowan, who plans to major in hospitality and tourism management at Husson University.
“This is a great group of young people. They’ve worked very hard to achieve many great things while in high school. It’s our pleasure to help them pursue their goals for higher education. I’m confident they will continue to succeed,” said Peter Judkins, President and CEO at Franklin Savings Bank.
Scholarships from the Franklin Savings Bank Community Development Foundation were awarded to students who plan to attend a four-year college with studies concentrating in accounting, finance, marketing, management, computer sciences or other business related courses. The graduating seniors were selected as Franklin Scholars based largely on high academic achievement, which alone represented 70 percent of the criteria for scholarship selection. The remaining 30 percent was based on community citizenship, participation in extra-curricular activities, such as athletics, band, school clubs or drama, and financial need.
The bank’s Community Development Foundation grants the scholarships to the schools, which select the student and administer the scholarship.
Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation was created in 2000 to support community, economic and educational needs within the communities served by Franklin Savings Bank. To date, the Foundation has awarded $446,000 to 202 students and is one of the most generous scholarships available in the area.
Spruce Mountain High School scholars Cameron Esty, of Livermore, from the south campus, and Lindsey Allen, of Jay, from the north campus, with FSB Jay Branch Manager Lorna Niedner.
River Valley scholars Adriana Gorham, of Rumford from Mountain Valley High School, and Loren Keim, of Dixfield, from Dirigo High School, with FSB lender Leanne Gagne.
Skowhegan area scholars Logan N. Bruneau, of Madison, from Madison Area Memorial High School, and Ali E. York, of Skowhegan, from Skowhegan High School, with Skowhegan Branch Manager Sally Dwyer.
Not pictured is Kaitlyn C. Cowen, of New Portland and Madison, from Carrabec High School.