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St. Mary’s Bank Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Posted On 6/17/2021
$12,000 in scholarships awarded to 12 students

MANCHESTER, NH (June 17, 2021) — St. Mary’s Bank, the nation’s first credit union, recently announced the winners of its scholarship awards for the 2021-2022 academic year. Twelve outstanding applicants received scholarships of $1,000 each. 

“We are proud to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of all of our scholarship recipients,” said Covey. “We wish them great success as they work toward their educational goals.” 

St. Mary’s Bank received over 100 applications, and the scholarship committee made their choice based on school and community involvement, work experience, and applicant responses to essay questions. Eight scholarships were awarded to St. Mary’s Bank members in their general program, and four were awarded in the credit union’s employee family program.

Below is the list of recipients and the schools they currently attend or plan to attend this fall. 

Autumn Simoneau, Rochester Institute of Technology
Alexandria Hodson, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jessica Rainville, University of New England
Lauren Balukonis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Megan White, Columbia College 
Jack Roberge, Northeastern University
Alec Reitter, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Adnan Zulic, Cornell University 
Aislinn Low, University of New Hampshire 
Gayatri Deshmukh, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health and Science 
Alex Haney, University of Massachusetts Lowell 
DJ Templeton, University of Massachusetts Lowell 

Pictured (Left to right): Gayatri Deshmukh, Autumn Simoneau, Jack Roberge, Alexandria Hodson, Lauren Balukonis, Bottom row (left to right): Jessica Rainville, Alec Reitter, Adnan Zulic, Aislinn Low, DJ Templeton. Not pictured: Meghan White and Alex Haney

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 2021, eight 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
Founded in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1908, St. Mary’s Bank is the first credit union in the nation. It makes progressive financial products and services available and affordable to consumers and businesses. Members enjoy excellent service, competitive rates, low fees, and state-of-the-art banking services. Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, St. Mary’s Bank has locations in Manchester, Hudson, Londonderry, Milford, and Nashua, with mortgage centers in Concord, Nashua and Portsmouth. For more information, call 1-888-786-2791 or visit

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