HarborOne awards 20 college scholarships totaling $100,000

HarborOne Bank awarded 20 college scholarships totaling $100,000 on Monday to high school seniors. As part of the ONECommunity Scholarship Program, the Brockton-based bank gave $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors from around the region. 

“Education is the defining pathway to a promising future,” said HarborOne Bank President and CEO James W. Blake. “Access to educational opportunities is a priority at HarborOne Bank and we’re proud to be able to provide these terrific awards to some amazing students.”

The list of winning students are:
  • Adrianna Doughtry – Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (Suffolk University)
  • Alexandra Williams – Champion High School Brockton/Gateway to College at Massasoit (Simmons College)
  • Alison Mello – Apponequet Regional High School (Worcester State University)
  • Alyssa Murphy – Middleborough High School (University of Maine)
  • Carol MacDonald – Hanover High School (Brandeis University)
  • Elizabeth Buckley – Brockton High School (Boston College)
  • Emily Luong – Walpole High School (Smith College)
  • Evaudie Paul – Brockton High School (Stonehill College)
  • Haley Macray – Rockland High School (Bentley University)
  • Jessica Freeborn – Brockton High School (University of Maine at Farmington)
  • Julia D’Agostino – Notre Dame Academy (College of the Holy Cross)
  • Julia Munroe – Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (Norwich University)
  • Marissa Merrifield – Weymouth High School (Worcester State University)
  • Samantha Connor – Brockton High School (The Catholic University of America)
  • Sarina Spolidoro – Foxborough Regional Charter School (Bridgewater State University)
  • Sawyer Thomas – Middleborough High School (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  • Veronica Holmes – Plymouth South High School (Messiah College)
  • Victoria Svenson – West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School (UMass–Amherst Commonwealth College)
  • Victoria Hassan – Brockton High School (Stonehill College)
  • Zachary Schultz – Somerset Berkley Regional High School (University of Rhode Island)

HarborOne’s 2016 awards are part of a larger commitment to education, with HarborOne pledging to award $1 million over the next 10 years to provide college scholarships to deserving students. Over the past eleven years, HarborOne Bank has provided more than $100,000 in scholarships to exceptional students from throughout southeastern Massachusetts.

Scholarship winners were chosen based on their commitment to community and academic excellence. Eligible candidates include high school seniors whose immediate family has an active account at HarborOne. 

Recipients were chosen from a competitive pool of applicants by a committee of HarborOne employee volunteers. Committee members based their decisions on a number of factors, including students’ academic transcript, level of participation in community and school activities, letters of recommendation, awards and recognition received, and personal essays.