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Rockland Trust Scholarship Program

At Rockland Trust, we believe in strengthening the communities in which we live and work by building enduring relationships. That is why we’re happy to offer scholarship opportunities to the youth in our communities.  In 2018, nine $2,500 scholarships will be awarded.

2018 Rockland Trust Scholarship Guidelines

  1. Applicant must live within Rockland Trust’s service area.
  2. Rockland Trust employees and their relatives are not eligible.
  3. Applicant must be entering college for the first time, enrolled as a full time student (as defined by the accredited educational institution at which the applicant has enrolled), in an undergraduate course of study which offers courses beyond the high school level. Enrollment only at accredited colleges, universities and community colleges will be considered. The scholarship is available only in the first semester of study.
  4. Applicant must fall in the top 50% of their graduating class.
  5. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify Rockland Trust of other financial aid that has been awarded to the applicant. The Rockland Trust scholarship award plus any financial aid received by the student must not exceed the total of tuition, books, fees, room and board.
  6. Should the recipient withdraw from the educational institution, any refund due should be returned to Rockland Trust.
  7. Official transcripts of grades from the high school the applicant attends must be included with the guidance counselor’s portion of the application and must include the two most recent semesters’ grade point average. A copy of the applicant’s highest ACT or SAT scores must be included in the guidance counselor’s portion of the application.
  8. If you are chosen as one of the nine award recipients of the 2018 Rockland Trust scholarship, you will be required to supply a letter from the college to which you have been accepted for the fall semester of 2018 to verify enrollment. If you are chosen and do not supply this letter, you will forfeit your scholarship award.

Download a copy of the 2018 application here.

2017 Rockland Trust Scholarship winners!  Seven $2,500 scholarships were awarded in 2017.

Pictured below are five of the seven 2017 Scholarship winners along with Pam Frey, Executive Vice President of Consumer/Business Banking and Christopher Oddleifson, Chief Executive Officer.

Congratulations to all our 2017 winners! Please click on their name to read their winning essays below.
Anusha Manglik- Westwood - Westwood High School
Julia Noreck - North Attleboro - North Attleboro High School
Benjamin Reggio - Pembroke - Pembroke High School
Mohammad Saif Shaikh - Burlington - Burlington High School
Ethan Sit - Quincy - North Quincy High School
Erin Umlauf - Bellingham - Bellingham High School
Jack Watson- Harwich - Monomoy Regional High School