Salisbury Bank and Trust Company Enriches Local Communities Through Higher Education Scholarships

June 14, 2016

Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Annual Scholarship Program. Salisbury Bank created its Annual Scholarship Program in 2009 to assist students who have a proven financial need and who are already making a difference in their communities. Eight scholarships in the amount of $2,500.00 were awarded to assist eligible students seeking a college degree in a variety of programs. The recipients are high-achieving students who possess a variety of interests, have demonstrated leadership experience, displayed consistent community involvement, and strive to make their world a better place. The 2016 Scholarship recipients include:

  • Forest Davis-Hollander of Monument Mountain Regional High School, Great Barrington, MA

  • Shane Biernacki of Mount Everett Regional High School, Sheffield, MA

  • Sierra Agard of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT

  • Clelia Tufts of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT

  • Arianna Lasher of Dover High School, Dover Plains, NY

  • Destiny Richardson of Poughkeepsie High School, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Madeline Rosaler of Beacon High School, Beacon, NY

  • Liam Ollive of Beacon High School, Beacon, NY

Applicants were evaluated according to a 100-point system that takes into account financial need, academic achievement, community service, volunteerism and leadership. The top scorers were interviewed by the Bank’s Scholarship Selection Committee.

There will be two celebratory events held on June 23rd in Lakeville, CT and June 30th in Poughkeepsie, NY for this year’s recipients.

Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut; Great Barrington, Sheffield and South Egremont, Massachusetts; as well as Dover Plains, Fishkill, Millerton, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Red Oaks Mill, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.



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