Olivia Fustini of Mystic, Connecticut, was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Donald B. Wilbur Scholarship, which is presented annually by the Liberty Bank Foundation.
Fustini is a graduate of the class of 2022 from Stonington High School and will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institution this fall to pursue her studies in civil and architectural engineering.
In addition to having an outstanding academic standing, graduating with a 4.47 GPA, Fustini was part of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, and was Team Captain of the basketball and crew teams at Stonington High School.
Olivia is described by her teachers as a wonderful leader and a team player who has the unique ability to give everyone a voice during group projects and when producing quality work.
“Investing in our youth is one of the best investments we can make as a community bank. It’s what we have done for nearly 200 years and it underscores our mission at Liberty to improve the lives of our customers, teammates and communities for generations to come,” said David W. Glidden, President and CEO. “We are honored to present this well-deserving award to Olivia. We look forward to Olivia’s successful future as she furthers her education and continues to excel, grow and realize her dreams.”
The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded this $1,000 scholarship since 2008 to an exceptional high school senior in Connecticut who recently graduated and will pursue a higher education, majoring in engineering or a technology‐related field. The scholarship is named in honor of former Liberty Bank Board Chairman Donald B. Wilbur.
Donald B. Wilbur became a Corporator of Liberty Bank in 1993 and joined the Board of Directors two years later. He was elected Chairman in 2004 and served in that role until his retirement from the Board in 2008.
Since its inception in 1997, Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $15 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Liberty Bank’s market area. Following the Bank’s Be Community Kind spirit, the Foundation seeks to improve the lives of local individuals and families by investing in three key areas: education and training, and affordable housing.
About Liberty Bank
Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is one of the oldest and largest mutual banks in the country. With more than $7.4 billion in assets, Liberty has 56 banking offices across Connecticut and one 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 and 2022 Best-In-State Bank in Connecticut by Forbes Magazine, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.