MANCHESTER, NH (June 26, 2020) — St. Mary’s Bank, the nation’s first credit union, recently announced the winners of its scholarship awards for the 2020-2021 academic year. Twelve outstanding applicants received scholarships of $1,000 each. One was awarded a $2,000 scholarship for her exceptional commitment to vocation and community.
Local nurse Alexandra Lominy is now a two-time scholarship recipient from St. Mary’s Bank. She received her first in 2016, from the St. Mary’s Bank Medallion Fund Scholarship administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, when she was a nursing student at St. Joseph School of Nursing in Nashua. Her goal then was to someday become a nurse practitioner and provide medical care to underserved populations. Today, she is enrolled in the family practitioner program at Regis College in Weston, Mass., and well on her way to achieving that dream.
“Alexandra is a wonderful role model for all of us,” said Ron Covey, St. Mary’s Bank President and CEO. “She is doing what she set out to do and empowering others along the way. She was the original inspiration for St. Mary’s Bank’s scholarship program, and she continues to impress and inspire us today.”
Lominy, a member of St. Mary’s Bank, has been featured in several of the credit union’s commercials and was a guest of honor at the 2019 annual meeting. She has served as a labor and delivery nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua and as a registered nurse at Maple Leaf Healthcare in Manchester.
“We are proud to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of all of our scholarship recipients,” said Covey. “We wish them the best as they move forward with their education.”
St. Mary’s Bank received over 150 applications, and the scholarship committee made their choice based on school and community involvement, work experience, and applicant responses to essay questions. All scholarship winners are either St. Mary’s Bank members, employees, or children of employees.
Below is the list of recipients and the schools they currently attend or plan to attend this fall.
Pictured: Top row (left to right): Alexandra Lominy, Zackery Gould, Tinotenda Duche, Elizabeth Dionne; Middle row (left to right): Almedina Karahsan, Toby Keith Sarette, Sarah Picard, Hannah Tower; Bottom row (left to right): Dyllan King, Tiffany Miller, Jonathan Stodolski, Elisha Langevin; Not pictured: Alexander Charest
- Hannah Tower (currently a St. Mary’s Bank teller in the Milford office), Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
- Tiffany Miller, UMass Lowell
- Almedina Karahsan, St. Joseph School of Nursing
- Elisha Langevin, Saint Anselm College
- Alexander Charest, University of New Hampshire
- Tinotenda Duche, University of New Hampshire
- Elizabeth Dionne, SNHU
- Toby Keith Sarette, Southern Maine Community College
- Sarah Picard, Saint Anselm College
- Zackery Gould, Tufts University
- Dyllan King, Rivier University
- Jonathan Stodolski, Curry College
About St. Mary’s Bank Scholarship Program
Applicants must be enrolled at least half time in a degree-granting community college or public or private college or university for the upcoming school year and may apply every year attending school. Applicants must be a member of St. Mary’s Bank in good standing for at least six months prior to the scholarship submission deadline to be eligible for consideration. The credit union also has an additional scholarship program it offers to employees and to their family members. In 2020, nine scholarships were awarded in the general program, and four were awarded in the employee program. Details and application deadlines are announced on the credit union’s website every spring.
About St. Mary’s Bank
St. Mary’s Bank is a full service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with branch locations in Manchester, Hudson, Londonderry, Milford, and Nashua and dedicated mortgage centers in Nashua, Concord, and Portsmouth. Founded as the nation’s first credit union in Manchester in 1908, and still headquartered there today, St. Mary’s Bank emphasizes a long tradition of service excellence, convenience, and value in its delivery of progressive banking products and services that help members save, invest, borrow, plan, insure, and retire. Forbes Magazine recently ranked St. Mary’s Bank the number one credit union in New Hampshire for overall recommendation, satisfaction, and trust.