Congratulations To Our 2023 Scholarship Winners!
Charter Oak received over 160 applications for our 2023 Community Giving Scholarship Program!
After a highly competitive selection process, we’re proud to announce that we’ve awarded 48 individual $2,000 scholarships as well as two employee-funded Community Outreach Scholarships for $2,000 each to a very impressive group of students in New London and Windham counties.
These students showed a strong commitment to their academic studies as well as to their local communities across eastern Connecticut. Thank you to all of the students who submitted their impressive applications to this year’s Charter Oak Community Giving Scholarship Program!
Our 2023 Scholarship Winners are:
Andrew Darling, Bacon Academy
Nikhita Bolineni, East Lyme High School
Kenya Greene, East Lyme High School
Owen Griswold, Ella T. Grasso Technical High School
Jackson Collins, Griswold High School
Amanda Wrobel, Griswold High School
Zoe Miller, Killingly High School
Carley DiMartino, Killingly High School
Isabella Rowan, Ledyard High School
Grace Walenczyk, Ledyard High School
Livie Bass, Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Alexis Fenton, Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Gracie Davidson, Marine Science Magnet High School
Sarah Tarinelli, Marine Science Magnet High School
Kelsey Beaupre, Montville High School
Matthew Malbaurn, Montville High School
Hildalyn Joran, New London Multi Magnet High School
Kmara Royster, New London Visual and Performing Arts Multi Magnet High School
Ethan McMahon, Norwich Free Academy
William Ambruso, Norwich Free Academy
Zachary Tomaszek, Norwich Technical High School
Alana Gercic, Plainfield High School
Maya Gerum, Pomfret School
Emily St. Martin, Putnam High School
Jacob Mailloux, Putnam High School
Luca Ursini, Robert E. Fitch High School
Aurora Clinton, Robert E. Fitch High School
Alyssa Lazarou, Saint Bernard High School
Domonic Robinson, Saint Bernard High School
Diya Patel, Stonington High School
Rachel Fretard, Stonington High School
Jacob Bundesmann, Stonington High School
Anika Garg, The Williams School
Reese Gendreau, Tourtellotte Memorial High School
Emma DeVito, Waterford High School
Jordon Dunkerley, Waterford High School
Emily Bergamo, Waterford High School
Benjamin Nave, Wheeler High School
Broderick Belanger, Windham Technical High School
Madison Bates, Woodstock Academy
Ella Rose Musumeci, Woodstock Academy
Clayton Singleton, Clark University
Silas Gates, Iona University
Nydesja Pearson, Morgan State University
Luisanny Castillo, Providence College
Alyssa Miner, Three Rivers Community College
Emma Larson, Three Rivers Community College
Luke Kindel, Three Rivers Community College
Meghan Wrobel, Eastern Connecticut State University
Hannah Nicholson, Salve Regina University
Please note: Charter Oak awards scholarships on an annual basis and will begin accepting applications again in January 2024, when additional information and electronic applications will be available on CharterOak.org.
Other Student Options
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!
- Bright Future Checking**: No minimum balance, ATM fee rebates, and our new “Grow My Change” savings feature that rounds up your debit card transactions to the nearest whole dollar and deposits the difference into your high-yield Bright Future Savings Account! 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. APY is effective November 1, 2020. This offer can be withdrawn at any time. No minimum to open. Limit of one Bright Future Savings Account per Social Security number.
**The Bright Future Checking Account is available for individuals between 14 and 28 years of age. Individuals age 14 through 17 require a parent/guardian as a joint account owner. At age 29, the Bright Future Checking Account will convert to Charter Oak’s GO Checking Account. See GO Checking Disclosure for account requirements. The Bright Future Checking Account will rebate all Charter Oak foreign ATM fees daily and ATM fees surcharged by other financial institutions or networks up to $9.99 each to a maximum of $10 per month will be rebated monthly if certain conditions are met. Account Conditions: To earn the rebate of ATM fees, you must have e-Statement, Online Banking, and 5 Debit Card transactions posted per month (excluding ATM transactions) and a Bright Future Savings Account. Failure to meet any one of these requirements during a calendar month will cause ATM fees surcharged by other financial institutions to not be rebated. This offer can be withdrawn at any time. Limit of one Bright Future Checking Account per Social Security number.
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.