May 6, 2024

Liberty Bank Announces 2nd Annual Kindness Scholarship

Now Open for Applications; $5,000 Scholarships Being Awarded to Three Outstanding 2024 High School Graduates for Showing Community Kindness

Liberty Bank today announced their 2nd Annual Kindness Scholarship is now open for applications. The Bank will grant $5,000 scholarships to three eligible high school students graduating in 2024 who demonstrate a dedication to making a meaningful difference in their communities by “leading with kindness.”  

To be eligible for Liberty’s Kindness Scholarship, students must be attending a high school in a city or town served by Liberty Bank

“At Liberty Bank, our brand promise – ‘Be Community Kind’ – is instilled in everything we do. This includes Liberty’s commitment to honoring three future, community kind leaders with a generous scholarship to go toward their college, university, or trade school,” said David W. Glidden, President & CEO of Liberty Bank. “Our scholarship program is not only helping us spread more kindness throughout our footprint, but it’s also offering opportunities for three graduating high school seniors to dream bigger and continue to foster kindheartedness as they embark on their future.” 

Eligibility requirements include:

  • 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.
  •  Submit a 500-750 word written essay on why they are deserving of this scholarship.
  •  Actively participate in community/volunteer extracurricular activities.
  • Receive a teacher, counselor or school administrator’s recommendation.

Learn More or Apply Online 

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, May 24, 2024. Questions or comments regarding this scholarship should be directed to Anne Fenton, Liberty Bank Brand Experience Manager, at

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is the oldest and largest independent mutual bank in the country. With more than $7.5 billion in assets, Liberty has 56 banking offices across Connecticut and two in Massachusetts. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, cash management, home mortgages, business loans, insurance and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant every year since 2012 and designated a 2021, 2022 and 2023 Best-In-State Bank in Connecticut by Forbes Magazine.