Greylock Awards $14,500 in Scholarships

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union awarded two rounds of scholarships to college-bound high school seniors.
Eighteen awards of $500 each were granted in Berkshire County and one in Columbia County, NY under the Credit Union's annual "Community Enrichment" scholarship program. 
Five "Scholastic Achievement Awards" of $1,000 each were also awarded. These awards are available as a part of Greylock's employee benefit package. In total, 24 students were awarded $14,500 toward continuing education.
 "Greylock is delighted to recognize our area's outstanding students with these scholarships," said Greylock President John L. Bissell. "By investing in the education of our young people we strengthen our future and help our community to thrive. It is our pleasure to honor these students with well-deserved scholarships to advance their educational pursuits."
Community Enrichment scholarship recipients are Cameron Langsdale (BART), Caroline Cellana (Drury), Emma Thurston and Sharaya Keele (Hoosac Valley), Asa Stone (Lee), Carolyn Cass and Natalie Vizcardo (Lenox), Stephen Pereault and Alaina Vigiard (McCann), Isabelle Bizalion (Mt. Everett), Victoria Melkonyan and Matt Sorrell (Mt. Greylock), Sasha Grosz and Briana Palmieri (PHS), Calie Champoux and Leeh Choon (Taconic), Nick Astore and Benjamin Klose (Wahconah), and Jennae McCalla (Hudson).
 This year's Scholastic Achievement Award recipients are Owen Brady (BART), Adam Garrett, (Carthage Central), Aiden Astorino (Hoosac Valley), and Kamila Forfa and Nickolas Huertas (Monument Mountain).
 According to a press release, scholarships are awarded to students who exemplify positive community spirit and demonstrate respect and concern for their peers in everything they do. The funds are to be applied toward tuition at state-accredited or nationally-accredited two or four-year colleges or universities or a full-time technical school program.
 "Greylock congratulates all of the students and thanks the teachers and guidance counselors who encouraged students to participate in the Greylock scholarship application process," said Greylock Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer JamieEllen Moncecchi. "And congratulations to all of our employees with a graduating senior in their lives."

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