Ten students across the country awarded a total of $50,000 in college
scholarships for community service efforts
$200,000 in college scholarships has been awarded since 2011Rachel Bramanof Loudonville, NYhelps others as theProject
Director of the Anti-Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Project at
Albany Law School where she attends school.
Bevin Bankston of Saunderstown, RI has participated in mission
trips to Mexico, Tennessee and Turkey, and has been involved in
several community service projects in Rhode Island. He is attending
New England Institute of Technology in the fall.
Zachary Certnerof Morristown, NJ started a nonprofit
organization called SNAP, Inc., which provides special needs children
with athletic and social programming. He will attend Duke University
in the fall.
Kathryn Clark of San Ramon, CA developed a resource website for
newly bereaved children called "Grief Pals". She will be attending
Cal-Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Sydney Devane of Jacksonville, FL founded “Better Bags for
Kids” to eliminate foster and abused kids from having to use garbage
bags to pack their things when moving from home to home. She will be
attending University of North Florida.
Theodore Kretzman of Poy Sippi, WI is a certified Outdoor
Emergency Care Technician, National Ski Patrol, who volunteers over
100 patrol hours per season. He will attend Michigan Technological
Cindy Le of Chandler, AZ began the American Red Cross Club on
her campus, providing medical supplies, raising funds and awareness
for issues impacting third world countries. She attends Arizona State
Alyssa Savarino from Malden, MA volunteers at Middlesex
Hospital in CT, tutors elementary and high school students and works
with children with developmental disabilities. She attends Wesleyan
Ashley Williamsof Los Angeles, CA co-founded the Bruin
Guardian Scholars (BGS) Program, a program that focuses on providing a
peer network for foster youth, academic enrichment, and opportunities
for advocating publicly on the behalf of former and current foster
youth at UCLA. She is attending Southwestern Law School.
Christopher Yao from Jericho, Long Island, NY founded the
nonprofit Kids Change the World whose mission is to leverage the power
of youth to change the lives of children around the world. He attends
the University of Pennsylvania.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. today announced the winners of its fourth
annual TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program, awarding a total of
$50,000 in college scholarships to ten students across the country.
Started in 2011, Citizens created the scholarship program as a way to
recognize and reward students whose volunteer efforts have made a
lasting impact in their communities.
The 10 winners will each receive $5,000 and were chosen based on the
responsibility and leadership skills they have demonstrated through
their community service. The scholarship program was open to U.S.
residents who are 16-years of age or older and are attending or accepted
to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate
program for the Fall 2014 semester.
“The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship recipients are an inspiration to us
all. They have each contributed to their local and global communities in
ways that are making a long-term impact,” said Brendan Coughlin,
President, Auto and Education Finance, Citizens Financial Group. “As a
private student lender offering affordable solutions to help students
finance their college education and a company committed to contributing
to the health and vibrancy of our local communities, we are honored to
recognize and reward this year’s TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship winners
for their efforts.”
2014 scholarship recipients include:
As part of its commitment to students and to making education more
affordable, CFG offers the TruFit
Student Loan product to students who live or attend school in the
continental U.S. The TruFit Student Loan is a private student loan
available with a fixed or variable rate and flexible repayment terms of
five, 10 or 15 years, giving students the choice to select the option
that best fits their needs.
The bank also recently introduced the Education
Refinance Loan, to enable borrowers to refinance or consolidate
their private student loans at a competitive rate with flexible
Looking for more information on financial aid and the student
loan application process? CFG offers online
tips and tools to help students prepare for, save for and finance
college, including information on free aid like grants and scholarships
and federal loans alongside their private student loan offerings.
For more information on the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program and
the TruFit Student Loan product, please visit Citizens Financial Grouponline.
About Citizens Financial Group Inc.
Citizens Financial Group Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest
financial institutions, with $126.9 billion in assets as of March 31,
2014. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company offers a
broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to
individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large
corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its retail customers “bank
better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center
and the convenience of approximately 3,100 ATMs and approximately 1,200
Citizens Bank and Charter One branches in 11 states in the New England,
Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides mortgage
lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services
in selective markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers
corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of
wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits,
capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest
hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance.
Citizens operates via subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A., and Citizens
Bank of Pennsylvania. Additional information about Citizens and its full
line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Lauren DiGeronimo, 781-471-1454
Source: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.