|Mt. Washington Scholarship Recipients
Six of the eight applicants selected by the Mt. Washington Bank Scholarship Committee as recipients of $ 1,000 awards attended a presentation of their awards at the Bank on August 16, 2006.
Edward J. Merritt, President and CEO of Mt. Washington Bank addressed the recipients and their guests along with Msgr. Thomas McDonnell, chairman of the scholarship committee.
In his remarks, Ed Merritt noted that this year’s awards brings to more than $ 70,000 awarded to students since the program began 13 years ago. On the occasion of the bank’s 100th anniversary, he added, the bank’s board of directors set aside $ 100,000 as the main source of the awards presented. In congratulating the recipients on their success to date, he urged them to continue to follow through with their education.
Msgr. McDonnell reviewed the process used by the committee in evaluating the applications, and noted this year saw an increase in the number of applications submitted.
Schools being attended by this year’s recipients include Harvard, U Mass Boston,U Mass Dartmouth, Boston College High School, Fontbonne Academy and Mt. St. Joseph Academy.