The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation today announced that applications can be submitted for its Robert O. Pare Scholarship Program.
Established in 2018, the scholarship program is open to Rhode Island high school seniors who are dedicated to making a difference through community service. Two, $5,000 college scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis.
Robert O. Pare began his career at Centreville Bank in 1963 and served in a variety of capacities over 55 years, including president, trustee, and corporator. In recognition of his service at the time of his retirement in 2018, the board of directors established this scholarship in his name.
According to Thomas J. Lamb, Jr., chairman and CEO of Centreville Bank, “Bob served Centreville Bank admirably — in a manner that was honorable, forthright, and valuable to our success. This scholarship has been established to not only honor his service, but to continuously recognize, reward and support Rhode Island students who possess the same commitment and values to our community.”
In order to qualify for scholarship consideration, applicants must be residents of Rhode Island, current high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and accepted to a college, university, community college or trade school undergraduate program for the fall semester following high school graduation. As part of the application process, candidates are required to write a 500-word essay describing how their commitment to community service has impacted their lives and others.
The deadline for members of the Class of 2019 to apply for a Robert O. Pare Scholarship is April 15. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Board of Directors.
For more details and to apply online, visit www.centrevillebank.com/community.
About the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation
The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a non-profit charitable organization in 2006 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of Centreville Bank. The Foundation's goal is to partner with local non-profit organizations that work to strengthen, grow, and contribute to the well-being of the communities that the bank serves.
About Centreville Bank
Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank has seven branch locations in Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett, West Greenwich, West Warwick, and North Kingstown, and assets of $1.2 billion.