SOURCE: The Bank of Maine

The Bank of Maine

June 20, 2012 09:30 ET

The Bank of Maine Scholarship Foundation Awards $28,000 in College Scholarships for 2012

Brings Total Scholarships Awarded to $313,000

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) - The Bank of Maine Scholarship Foundation has announced the recipients of this year's grants under The Bank of Maine Scholars college scholarship program. This program provides $1,000 to selected high school seniors to be used toward the cost of attending college. Since 1985, the bank's Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $313,000 in scholarships to 374 of Maine's graduating high school seniors.

"There is no better place to invest than in the education of children," said John W. Everets, Chairman of The Bank of Maine Scholarship Foundation. "With the rising costs of college, we know these funds are needed and will help these students realize their goal of earning a college degree. We are proud to play a role in encouraging the academic success of the students that live in our Maine communities."

The awards were based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and character and were open to high school seniors in all of the communities which the bank serves. Winners, their hometowns and schools are:

Bethany Elwell - Augusta, Cony High School
Jordan Brown - Augusta, Gardiner Area High School
Brian Burgess - Bath, Morse High School
Nicholas Deniger - Boothbay, Boothbay Regional Area High School
Samuel Rowe - Bowdoinham, Brunswick High School
Brook Young - Calais, Calais High School
Megan Peazey - Damariscotta, Lincoln Academy
Aynsley Hermanowski - East Machias, Machias Memorial High School
Kate Morneault - Fort Kent, Fort Kent Community High School
Taran Wilson - Hallowell, Hall-Dale High School
Brandon Clark - Houlton, Houlton High School
Sarah Murphy - Kennebunkport, Kennebunk High School
Nicolette Smith - Lincoln, Mattanawcook Academy
Rachel Grew - Mars Hill, Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School
Taylor Watson - Mt. Vernon, Maranacook Community High School
Cody Whitcomb - Pittston, Gardiner Area High School
Elizabeth Bull - Portland, Portland High School
Osman Mendieta-Castro - Presque Isle, Presque Isle High School
Tyler Harrington - Richmond, Richmond High School
Tyler Cadorette - Saco, Thornton Academy
Catie Tringali - Topsham, Mt. Ararat High School
Erin Madore - Van Buren, Caribou High School
Bethany Bernhardt - Vassalboro, Erskine Academy
Mariah Bustard - Waterville, Messalonskee High School
Jacob Hickey - Waterville, Waterville Senior High School
Alyssa Rovella - Winthrop, Winthrop High School
Carolyn Footer - Wiscasset, Wiscasset High School
Laura Cannata - York, York High School

The Bank of Maine Scholarship Foundation recognizes the hard work it takes to achieve a high school diploma and would like to wish each graduate success in his or her future endeavors.

About The Bank of Maine Scholarship Foundation and The Bank of Maine
The Bank of Maine Scholarship Foundation was established by The Bank of Maine in 1985 to benefit area high school students who are pursuing higher education. The Bank of Maine was founded in 1834. It is a 177 year old FDIC-insured, federally chartered savings bank with more than $790 million in assets. The bank offers a broad range of personal and business financial services through its 32 branches and 43 ATM sites located from York to Fort Kent. In addition to serving the needs of its customers, the bank and its charitable foundation have returned over $25 million to Maine communities through contributions and grants. To learn more, visit or join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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