First Commonwealth Bank has announced that the following Indiana County high school seniors were selected to receive the $1,000 First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship:
• Anthony Joseph Bertolino, home-schooled
• Alexis Bonatch, Indiana Area Senior High School
• Justin Raible, Indiana Area Senior High School
• Laura Susick, United High School
First Commonwealth says its mission is to improve the financial lives of its neighbors and their businesses. To align with the bank’s mission, candidates were asked to share an essay that illustrated their commitment to academics while improving and servicing their community. In lieu of in-person recognitions, the bank is working with participating school districts in virtual presentations of the awards to the recipients whenever possible.
This year, 40 awards were presented to students in Pennsylvania and Ohio communities that First Commonwealth serves. Since 2009, the bank has donated $280,000 via scholarships to the education of youths in their area.