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:
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS
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
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOLARS
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!
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