Greenwich’s Caroline Yu Receives Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarship from First County Bank Foundation

First County Bank Foundation recently announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships.

This annual award honors Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community.

Caroline Yu, who attended Greenwich High School and will major in Policy and Law at the University of Virginia, will receive one of three $5,000 Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships.

Caroline Yu of Greenwich, with Willard Miley, President and COO, First County Bank and Vice President of the First County Bank Foundation; and Robert J Granata, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and President of the First County Bank Foundation. Contributed photo

The program awards scholarships to three deserving students and is designed to recognize and encourage young people who are honest, hard-working and helpful. Each year, First County Bank Foundation accepts student applications from the beginning of the year until the end of April. The award is named after Richard E. Taber who retired as chairman and CEO of First County Bank in March 2011. It is in recognition of Taber’s 40-plus-year career at the bank and innumerable contributions to the community.

The two other students were chosen to receive a scholarship are Karys Webb of Darien and Sage Fuhrman of New Canaan.

Karys attended Darien High School. She will attend the University of Virginia, majoring in Global Public Health. Sage attended New Canaan High School and will attend the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Human Dimensions of Organizations.

“Each year we are impressed by the dedication and commitment of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award applicants”, stated Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and President, First County Bank Foundation. “We are proud to award scholarships to these three hardworking local students and applaud their achievements. All of us at First County Bank wish them much success.”

Richard Taber, for whom the scholarship is named and a current member of the board of directors at First County Bank, said, “It is with great pride that these scholarships are awarded in my name, and I know without a doubt, that these students will go on to a successful future.”

To learn more about First County Bank Foundation and the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarship, please visit the Bank’s website

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing, and programs that support quality of life and educational enrichment for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers grants made by the Foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford for over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.9 billion.