Seven recent area high school graduates will be heading to college this fall with financial support from the Meredith Village Savings Bank James D. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship Fund. Each year, one graduating high school student from each community in which Meredith Village Saving Bank (MVSB) has an office is selected to receive a grant from the Sutherland Memorial Scholarship.
The recipients of this year’s James D. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship are:
- Alexander Browne of Plymouth, son of Allison Estes-Browne, attending Columbia University in New York City
- Allyson Cleary of Alton, daughter of Robert and Christine Cleary, attending Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont
- Monika Pesa of Laconia, daughter of Milko and Ankica Pesa, attending Suffolk University in Boston
- Chelsea Stockdale of Moultonborough, daughter of Joyce Stockdale, attending Thomas College in Waterville, Maine
- Gage Wheeler of Meredith, son of Seth and Beatrice Wheeler, attending Drew University in Madison, New Jersey
- Matthew Young of Gilford, son of Richard and Lisa Young, attending Saint Lawrence University in Canton, NY
- Holly Zabkar of Sanbornville, daughter of Bob and Diana Zabkar, attending Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut
The Sutherland Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of James Sutherland, who served as CEO and President of the Bank between 1982 and 1996. Each year the scholarship is awarded to deserving high school seniors from Gilford High School, Inter-Lakes High School, Kingswood Academy, Laconia High School, Moultonborough Academy, Plymouth Regional High School and Prospect Mountain High School.
Students who are interested in applying for the 2016 scholarship are encouraged to speak with their guidance office or visit the Community Involvement page of MVSB’s website.
Photo Caption: Top row from left – Alexander Browne of Plymouth, Allyson Cleary of Alton, Chelsea Stockdale of Moultonborough, and Gage Wheeler of Meredith. Bottom row from left – Holly Zabkar of Sanbornville, Matthew Young of Gilford, and Monika Pesa of Laconia.