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2017 Citizenship Award

South Shore Bank recently granted scholarships to more than a dozen students through the bank’s Citizenship Award Scholarship program. The event took place at a celebratory breakfast at the bank’s headquarters. 

The students, all residents of the South Shore, will use the scholarships to help fund their educations at a diverse range of colleges from UMass Boston to Eastern Nazarene to the University of Florida, among others. Students will study everything from chemistry to nursing to creative writing.

In handing out the scholarships, South Shore Bank President James Dunphy encourages students to soak up knowledge and experience while in school while remaining an active part of their communities at home.

“South Shore Bank exists to benefit the community we serve,” Dunphy said. “These scholarships are just one of the ways we give back our time, talent and treasure.”

Each year, South Shore Bank grants Citizenship Award Scholarships to local students who have demonstrably made their schools a better place, shown a commitment to their communities, and displayed qualities of sincerity, responsibility, and conscientiousness. 

In addition to the scholarships, the bank announced they could also help the students develop career skills such as resume writing and interviewing.

This was not the first time South Shore Bank provided financial help to these students. Some award recipients participated in the Financial Literacy programs supported by the bank. The programs give sound financial instruction for real-life applications, such as buying a car or selecting a health insurance provider.

Students receiving scholarships were: 

  • Delaney Uhlman of Norwell High School
  • Christian Squarito of Weymouth High School
  • Ryan Ek of East Bridgewater High School
  • Sammy Codahi of Quincy High School
  • Alissa Tofuri of Hanover High School
  • Maxwell Giarrusso of Hingham High School
  • Keldara Beal of Braintree High School
  • Mackenzie Lally of Stoughton High School
  • Alyssa Horner of Pembroke High School
  • Patrick Salomon, resident of Weymouth, of South Shore Christian Academy
  • Danielle O’Driscoll of North Quincy High School
  • Nicole Cooper, resident of Braintree, of Weymouth Evening High School
  • Cassidy Griffin, resident of Weymouth, of Weymouth Evening High School


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