The 2013 First County Bank Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award application is now available online. The annual award honors high school students living in lower Fairfield County who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home, and in the community. The program awards $5,000 scholarships to three students and is designed to recognize and encourage students that exhibit leadership and care for their community. The foundation will be accepting student applications now through May 31.
“As a community bank and nonprofit foundation, First County Bank recognizes its role in helping young people achieve their college goals,” said Rey Giallongo, chairman and CEO of First County Bank.
The scholarship is named after Richard E. Taber, retired chairman and CEO of First County Bank, in recognition of his 40-year career at the bank and his contributions to the community.
The winning candidates will be notified by June 30.
Each winner will receive a personalized certificate or plaque honoring the recipient; a check for $5,000 will be sent directly to the school of choice; and winners will be prominently displayed with a photo on the bank’s Web site.