NVE Bank Awards Scholarships to 19 Bergen County Students

The 2020-2021 school year was unlike any other. Students were among the most resilient groups, adapting to new technology and procedures under strange and unpredictable circumstances. For many, it was not an easy transition, which is what makes this year’s group of NVE Bank Scholarship recipients so special and deserving. These scholarships are awarded to students based on scholastic aptitude and financial need, with the goal of helping to alleviate some of the costs associated with achieving a higher education.

NVE Bank provided $1,000 scholarships to ten high schools and $500 savings products to seven middle schools to be awarded to select graduating students. These student scholarships are part of a program that has been offered by the Bank since 2008; since the program’s inception, NVE has awarded more than $200,000 to 276 commendable Bergen County scholars.

Meet the NVE Bank Scholarship Program class of 2021:


Keren Binderman (Cresskill High School) – University of Pennsylvania

Dan Binderman (Cresskill High School) – Princeton University

Sahika Bozdag (Tenafly High School) – Rutgers University

Kristian Bulusan (Pascack Valley High School) – The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

Aja Crawley (Academies at Englewood) – Montclair State University

Luis M. Frometa (Bergenfield High School) – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Ryelle Huggins Jackson (Teaneck High School) – Hampton University

Nicolas Ocampo (New Milford High School) – New York University (NYU)

Jahaira Roca (Leonia High School) – Undecided

Anastasia Tavares (Northern Valley High School) – Montclair State University

Sienna Tu (Dwight Morrow High School) – Rice University


Reem Abouganda-Thomas Jefferson Middle School         

Sungho An-Janis Dismus Middle School

Dylan Fuld- David Owens Middle School

Nikhil Mani Janis Dismus Middle School  

Tina Mattessich– Cresskill Middle School  

Jonatha Oliveria-Leonia Middle School

Arianna Rigamonty- Benjamin Franklin School    

Jonathan Terron-Roy Brown Middle School                                                                    

For everyone’s safety, NVE forewent our in-person scholarship ceremony, which typically includes the recipients, their families, school administrators, and NVE’s board of directors, executive leadership and branch managers. Each student was, however, recognized and celebrated with a virtual award ceremony and received a congratulatory award letter from NVE.

We send our most heartfelt congratulations to our latest class of scholars and wish them luck and success as they move on to these next and future chapters!

To learn more about how NVE Bank supports 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) or visit us at one of our 11 branches conveniently located throughout Bergen County.

About NVE Bank

The NVE Blog should not be used for banking purposes relating to NVE Bank. Please do not disclose any personal or business banking information on this site. NVE is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing and Member FDIC. Visit www.nve.bank. NVE Bank, established in 1887, offers an extensive range of personal and business products and services. The Bank maintains 11 offices conveniently located throughout Bergen County. For more information, please call our toll-free number 1-866-NVE-Bank (683-2265) or visit our website at www.nve.bank
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