Congratulations To Our 2020 Scholarship Winners!

Charter Oak received nearly 200 applications for our 2020 Community Giving Scholarship Program.

After a very competitive selection process, we’re proud to announce that we’ve awarded 45 individual $2,000 scholarships as well as two employee-funded Community Outreach Scholarships for $2,000 each to an impressive group of students in New London and Windham counties who showed a strong commitment to their academic studies and to their local communities.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their impressive applications to this year’s Charter Oak Scholarship Program. Follow-up letters with additional information have been sent to all the candidates.

  • Nicholas Sedor, Bacon Academy
  • Andrew Gatesman, Bacon Academy
  • Sophia Rogers, East Lyme High School
  • Gabrielle Villa, East Lyme High School
  • Ana Julia Da Silva, Ella T. Grasso Technical High School
  • Hannah Bagley, Ella T. Grasso Technical High School
  • Kyla Atwood, H.H. Ellis Technical High School
  • Lauren Hyatt, Killingly High School
  • Brianna Hogan, Killingly High School
  • Cassandra Wells, Lyman Memorial High School
  • Elizabeth Cravinho, Lyme-Old Lyme High School
  • Elena Spangle, Marianapolis Preparatory School
  • Stephanie Weber, Marine Science Magnet High School
  • Evan Spalding, Marine Science Magnet High School
  • Sydney Winakor, Montville High School
  • Luisanny Castillo, New London High School
  • Mackenzie Maher, Norwich Free Academy
  • Samantha Tracey, Norwich Free Academy
  • Jackie Chen, Norwich Free Academy
  • Zeb Carty, Norwich Free Academy
  • Shaun McGuire, Norwich Free Academy
  • Chelsey English, Plainfield High School
  • Justin St. Martin, Putnam High School
  • Kyle Mashia-Thaxton, Robert E. Fitch High School
  • Sakshee Patel, Robert E. Fitch High School
  • Elizabeth Teskey, Robert E. Fitch High School
  • Diana Sefransky, Robert E. Fitch High School
  • Liam Power, Saint Bernard High School
  • Brigid Kunka, Saint Bernard High School
  • Carly Potts, Saint Bernard High School
  • Kiera Burlingame McCord, Science & Technology
    Magnet School of Southeastern CT
  • Cassandra Cannon, Science & Technology
    Magnet School of Southeastern CT
  • Benjamin Fyke, Stonington High School
  • Jake Verbridge, Stonington High School
  • Nathan Craig, The Woodstock Academy
  • Grayson Walley, The Woodstock Academy
  • Anna Schleck, Waterford High School
  • Ashley Metivier, Waterford High School
  • Dylan Davino, Wheeler High School
  • Elizabeth Conger, Fishers Island Public School
  • Katherine Henderson, Old Saybrook Senior High School
  • Holly Noe, Goodwin College
  • Jessica Coggeshall, Three Rivers Community College
  • Daniel Gaiewski, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Daniel Marcolina, University of Connecticut

Community Outreach Scholarship Winners:

  • Jada Fuentes, Lyme-Old Lyme High School
  • Jeffrey Andruskiewicz, Norwich Free Academy

Please note: Charter Oak awards scholarships on an annual basis and will begin accepting applications again in January 2021, when information and applications will be available on

2020 Community Scholarship Program Guidelines


Not only can we help ease the burden of college expenses by offering our scholarship program, but we can offer you a great option to save and smart ways to borrow!

  • Bright Future Savings Account: Earn 3.00% APY** on the first $2,000.00 of your balance! Now available to members between the age of 14 and 28! Learn more!

  • Student Lending Options via Sallie Mae: We are partnering with Sallie Mae to offer our members their Smart Option Student Loans. Find out more today!

**(APY = Annual Percentage Yield) The Bright Future Savings Account is a “Split Rate Tiered” account. You will earn the stated APY only for the account balance within each tier. 3.00% APY is paid on balances up to $2,000.00. Balances over $2,000.00 earn 0.25% APY. The account is a variable rate account and rates can change at any time. This account may only be opened by members between the ages of 14 and 28. After reaching age of 29, account will remain open at the discretion of the account holder. This offer can be withdrawn at any time. No minimum to open. Limit of one Bright Future Savings Account per Social Security number.

Financial Literacy

Charter Oak also gives back to the community by promoting financial education and awareness. Our two high school branches (located at Killingly High School in Dayville and Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton) employ students interested in careers in financial service, and encourage students to start saving for the future.


Savings Accounts


*APY = Annual Percentage Yield

Auto Loans


**APR = Annual Percentage Rate

Checking Accounts


*APY = Annual Percentage Yield


**APR = Annual Percentage Rate

Rates effective November 23, 2020