According to an April 2017 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 3.1 million youth age 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2016, about 2.2 million (69.7 percent) were enrolled in a college or university in October. The total numbers for 2016-17 school year remain to be seen, but the team here at NVE Bank can tell you first-hand to count in 10 bright, eager graduates from high schools throughout Bergen County. We know this because we just honored them at our 10th Annual Scholarship Ceremony, which took place at our Englewood headquarters on June 20th.
The scholarships are part of a program that has been offered by the Bank for the past decade, where 10 area high school seniors are selected to receive $1,000 scholarships. The program is extended to local middle school students, as well. This year, seven graduating eighth grade students were selected to receive a $500 Savings Product Scholarship. Since the inception of the program, NVE Bank has awarded over $150,000 to deserving students in Bergen County.
The following high school graduates were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship:
- Sakshi Dadlani – Academies at Englewood
- Bianny Garcia – Bergenfield High School
- Grace Haemmerle – Pascack Valley High School
- Brittany Hartley – Dwight Morrow High School
- Soo Jin Han – Tenafly High School
- Lillian Hui – New Milford High School
- Katherine Jesson – Cresskill High School
- Allan Mezhibovsky – Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest
- Adriana Rodriguez – Teaneck High School
- Yuki Yamada – Leonia High School
The following middle school graduates were selected to receive a $500 Savings Product:
- Allam Amzad – Janis E. Dismus Middle School (Englewood)
- Alia Boodooram – Benjamin Franklin Middle School (Teaneck)
- Marimel Dabu – David Owens Middle School (New Milford)
- Jui Han – Leonia Middle School
- Julian Mikell – Thomas Jefferson Middle School (Teaneck)
- Josephine Benjamin Otley – Roy Brown Middle School (Bergenfield)
- Bernice Yoo – Cresskill Middle School
NVE President and CEO Robert Rey presented the students with their scholarships at the reception, which was attended by the students and their family members, school officials, NVE executives, and members of the Bank’s board of directors. During the presentation, Mr. Rey drove home NVE’s commitment to continuing to make a difference in the towns we serve by putting customers and communities first with programs like this.
Hats off to this year’s scholarship recipients, and all new graduates! We wish you luck and success as you pursue your educational endeavors.
NVE maintains 12 offices conveniently located throughout Bergen County. To learn more about how NVE Bank is contributing to our communities, or to learn about our extensive range of personal and business products and services, visit our website. You can also call us at 1-866-NVE BANK (683-2265).