Corbin Dostie and Nathan Huynh recently were awarded scholarships from The Benjamin Apthorp Gould Fuller and Harriet S. Williams Fuller Memorial Fund and The Horace Williams Memorial Fund, according to a news release from Amos Byron, vice president and trust officer at Kennebec Savings Bank. Kennebec Savings Bank’s Trust and Investment Management Department administers the funds, which Byron leads.
Dostie and Huynh both reside in Augusta, and are graduates of Cony High School. Dostie attends Kennebec Valley Community College, where he is majoring in precision machining technology. Huynh attends Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he is majoring in biology with the intention of pursuing a degree in medicine in the future.
“These scholarship funds reward the student’s academic achievement and will help defray the cost of college tuition and housing,” Byron said, according the release.
Andrew Silsby, president and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank and a trustee for the scholarship funds administered, said the Williams and Fuller families’ generosity helps youth achieve their goals, “We are honored to carry out the wishes of the Williams and Fuller families. These scholarships help local students with their educational needs as they continue onto higher learning and underscore the importance of giving back to their communities,” Silsby said according to the release.
Because of the generous contributions of descendants of these trusts, the amounts have increased over previous years. This year, 30 scholarships have been awarded totaling nearly $50,000.
“The Williams and Fuller families both have prominent roles in the history of the Augusta area and these scholarships carry a certain legacy with them. It is an honor for Kennebec Savings Bank to fulfill the original wishes of Ms. Cobb to help our future generations,” said Silsby, according to the release.
Byron added, “The Horace Williams Memorial was funded in 1915 by Mary Sawtelle Cobb of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The mission of the fund is to be used for welfare and happiness of needy boys and girls, preferably, but not necessarily living in Augusta and the Benjamin and Harriet Fuller Memorial fund was also created by Cobb in 1921. Its purpose is to promote health, education, welfare and happiness of boys and girls, preferably, but not necessarily living in Augusta.
Kennebec Savings Bank is an $921 million state-chartered community bank, part of a mutual organization with a team of 129 employees and offices in Augusta, Waterville, Winthrop, Farmingdale and Freeport, as well as “KSB Anytime” 24-hour electronic banking centers in Manchester, Augusta and Farmingdale. The bank is proud that its involvement in the community as an employer, a business and as a contributor has led to many other successes besides its own. That’s why customers and employees alike say Kennebec Savings Bank “We Make It Easy.” Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.