Mechanics Cooperative Bank awards $20,000 in scholarships


TAUNTON – Mechanics Cooperative Bank recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 20 area students who have excelled in academics, athletics and community to help them pursue their higher education goals.

“Students like these are great examples of why we continue to offer the Mechanics Cooperative Bank Scholarship Program every year,” said Mechanics President and CEO. Cooperative Bank, Joseph T. Baptista Jr., in a prepared statement. “Their hard work and dedication to education, community and future achievement are all values ​​we value here at the bank. We are proud of each recipient’s impressive academic journey and wish them all much success in the next phase of their education.

The recipients of the 2022 Mechanics Cooperative Bank Scholarships are:

– Elijah Lazaro, of Argosy Collegiate Charter High School, nursing student at UMass Dartmouth;

– Avery Laranjo, of Bristol Plymouth Regional Tech, studying biomedical sciences at the University of New Hampshire;

– Landon Him, from Bristol Plymouth Regional Tech, is studying business/economics and engineering at Dartmouth College;

– Greta Costello, from Bishop Conolly Secondary School, studying foreign affairs and diplomacy at Middlebury College;

– Rachel Dias, from Bishop Conolly High School, studying sports management and marketing at Stonehill College;

– Isabella Manchester, from Case High School, a student at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts;

– Ethan Gonsalves, of Case High School, studying criminal justice, forensics and law enforcement at Bridgewater State College;

– Jason Arruda, of Case High School, a pharmacy student at the University of Rhode Island;

– Victoria Perry was homeschooled with dual enrollment at Bristol Community College. She studied architecture at the Naval Academy;

– Molly Rioux, Dartmouth High School, nursing student at Simmons University;

– Ella Gesner, from Dighton Rehoboth High School, is studying nursing at Endicott College;

– Soleei Guasp, from Durfee High School, studying computational biology at Harvard University;

– Deysia Andrade, from Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School, studies music at Berkley College;

– Philip Tran, from New Bedford High School, Computer Science at Brown University;

– Sydney Colson, from New Bedford High School, is studying social welfare at Gordon College;

-Summer Bejarano, of Silver Like High School, is studying education with a minor in youth ministry at Liberty University;

– Sophia Puccini, from Somerset Berkley Regional High School, studying global trade and environmental social governance at Fordham University;

– Sydney Dufresne, from Somerset Berkley Regional High School, studying history and cultural and historic preservation at Salve Regina University;

– Mikayla Cleary, from Taunton Secondary School;

– Nicolas Arruda, from Westport High School.

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