NORWICH – NBT Bank President and CEO Martin Dietrich presented scholarships to six participants in the bank’s Summer Employment Program at its annual Student Career Day held in late July at the Canasawacta Country Club.
Eligibility for the scholarship is based on work performance and the completion of at least one year of summer internship at NBT Bank. Recipients for this year were: Karli Theleman, who was awarded $2,500; and Josh Borfitz, Matt Clark, Joshua Gumaer, David Layman and Brendan Schroeder, who were each awarded $1,500.
“I am proud to present these students with scholarships to help them continue their education,” Dietrich said. “Through our Summer Employment Program we are honored to help young people in our community develop their job skills as they learn about the many different employment opportunities available right in their backyard at NBT Bank.”
This summer, 64 students from communities throughout NBT Bank’s footprint participated in the program. Started in 2005, the Summer Employment Program provides valuable experience in the work place and knowledge about employment opportunities at the company. Participants in the program range from those entering college to students beginning to work on post-graduate degrees.
Catherine Scarlett, NBT Bank chief human resources officer, said, “Through our Summer Employment Program we try to help prepare students for the future. Many of our interns will participate for several summers and have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a variety of positions in the financial services industry. Our Student Career Day takes that a step further and offers the students valuable information they can use when beginning their job search.”
NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 160 banking locations in five states. NBT Bank operates from 120 locations in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT’s Pennstar Bank division operates from 35 locations in northeastern Pennsylvania, and its Hampshire First Bank division operates from five locations in southern New Hampshire. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, NY. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $7.5 billion as of June 30, 2013, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the Internet at .nbtbank.com and .nbtbancorp.com.