This year Wave awarded scholarships in two categories...our regular scholarship category and a business scholarship category. The business scholarship program recognized two Toll Gate (Warwick, RI) high school seniors, Kayla Lopes and Colin Stamps, pursuing business degrees and who participated as part of Wave's yearlong CU4 Reality Financial Literacy Program and Fair.
(Front row, left to right) Paul Archambault, Personal Finance Teacher William Aquilante, Kayla Lopes, Branch Manager Gail Tattersall. (Back row, left to right) Colin Stamps, Personal Finance Teacher Laurie Mockler, Department Chair Kenneth Castellone, Toll Gate Principal Stephen Chrabaszez and Branch Manager Carol A. Felingiere.
The regular scholarship program selection process considered financial need, grades, a personal essay plus extracurricular/community activities. The business scholarships were awarded at a special event held at Toll Gate High School while the regular scholarships were presented at a ceremony held at Wave's headquarters.
Shown from left to right: Matthew Hermenau, Paul Archambault, Brooke Amerantes and Jacob Dinerman. Other winners were Matthew Morris and Mariely Jimenez.