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North Country Savings Bank Presents A “Big” Check To North Country Scholarship Fund
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Steve Thornton and the North Country Savings Bank take the words “North Country” in their name seriously. “To us, it means supporting the North Country communities where we work and live,” said Thornton. He demonstrated that support on behalf of the bank this week with a generous donation to North Country Friends Scholarship Fund. The donation will help make it possible for area students to achieve the goal of a Clarkson education.
The North Country Friends Scholarship Fund is an idea started more than 20 years ago by Clarkson and the community to help area students defray some of the costs of attending the University. The annual funding goal is $50,000. Donations are made by area residents and businesses, like North Country Savings Bank, who are interested in ensuring that area students have the opportunity to receive a top-notch education without having to leave the North Country.
“North Country Savings Bank values the role higher education plays in the vitality of this community, so we are happy to help students achieve their dreams of attending Clarkson,” Thornton remarked.
PHOTO CAPTION: Steve Thornton (l) from North Country Savings Bank writes a “big” check to Clarkson University’s North Country Friends Scholarship Fund and presents it to Peter Beekman, Clarkson University director of Development. The scholarship fund helps deserving area students attend Clarkson.