Apr 27, 2023

Liberty Bank Launches 1st Annual ‘Kindness Scholarship Program’

Liberty Bank today announced the launch of their ‘Kindness Scholarship Program’, an exciting and creative new initiative that will grant a $5,000 scholarship starting this year to a high school student graduating in 2023 who is making a meaningful difference in their community by leading with kindness.

High school students eligible to apply for Liberty’s new scholarship this year must be graduating in 2023 and currently attending a high school in a town served by Liberty Bank. 

“At Liberty, our brand promise is to ‘Be Community Kind’ and that comes in a number of different ways, including offering this new scholarship to financially recognize a student for consistently demonstrating kindness in every day moments,” said David W. Glidden, President & CEO of Liberty Bank. “With this top-of-mind, we launched the Kindness Scholarship to generously reward a graduating high school student who is making a significant impact on their communities.”

The selected high school graduate who is eligible to receive the Bank’s $5,000 scholarship in 2023 must fit four criteria, ranked in the following order:

  1. Student has demonstrated commitment to giving back and making a difference in their community because a little bit of kindness goes a long way. Student who consistently demonstrates that they embody Liberty Bank’s “Be Community Kind” brand, core values and principles such as Kindness, Empathy, Respect, Collaboration.
  2. Submit a 500-750 word written essay on why they are deserving of this scholarship
  3. Actively participate in community/volunteer extracurricular activities
  4. Receive a teacher, counselor or school administrator’s recommendation

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, May 26, 2023 and sent to Kindness Scholarship, c/o Liberty Bank Marketing Department, 245 Long Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.