Rileigh Blanchet of the University of Maine at Farmington and Summer Emery of St. Joseph’s College were the recipients of two of the many 2017 Higher Education Assistance Foundation (HEAF) scholarships awarded in ceremonies throughout the state this January.

HEAF was founded in the 1950s by a group of banks, businesses, community organizations and individuals. Now administered by the Maine Bankers Association of Westbrook, the foundation annually awards 16 $1,000 scholarships to students majoring in a business-related field at select Maine colleges. It has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarship to Maine students since 1990.

Blanchet is a graduate of Mt. Blue High School and is majoring in business economics. Emery graduated from Portland Regional High School and is pursuing a major in accounting. The students were awarded their scholarships in ceremonies attended by Maine bankers and legislators alike at the headquarters of Kennebec Savings Bank in Augusta and at the main office of Norway Savings Bank in Portland.

Two Maine students were recipients of the 2017 High Education Assistance Foundation (HEAF) scholarships in January. Pictured is winners Rileigh Blanchet receiving award from Kennebec Savings Bank President and CEO Andrew Silsby in Augusta.


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