The Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award

The First County Bank Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award honors high school students, living in the lower Fairfield County area, who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community. The program is designed to recognize and encourage young people who are honest, hard-working, helpful and fair. Through this award, the First County Bank Foundation seeks to motivate promising young students and to build good community-minded citizens for the future. It also provides the young citizens of lower Fairfield County with the encouragement that is vitally important in shaping their characters at an impressionable time in their lives. The recipient of this award must be a high school senior and have been accepted to an accredited two or four-year college/university.Each candidate must:-Be a current resident of Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan or Westport and be a graduating High School Senior-Hold a “B” average or higher during his or her junior and senior years in high school and be able to provide an admission acceptance document from a two- or four-year college or university-Be involved in the community-Provide reference letters from two individuals not related to the candidate. -Provide an official high school transcript-Complete a brief essay (not to exceed 1,000 words) describing how the candidate best fits into "C.L.A.S.S."-Complete the on-line application-Employees and directors of First County Bank and their affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, and their respective immediate families (spouse, children, parents and in-laws) are not eligible to apply for the Richard E. Taber Citizenship AwardFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes