In 2011, after 40 years of service, Richard “Dick” E. Taber retired from the Bank as Chairman and CEO. His retirement also removed him from an initiative he had championed during his time at the Bank, the First County Bank Foundation. To honor Dick and all the good he did for the Bank, we award the Richard E. Taber Scholarship to graduating high school seniors in his honor.
The Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award rewards high school seniors residing in lower Fairfield County towns of Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Westport, or Norwalk who are overall well-rounded citizens. The criteria for selection are best defined by the word C.L.A.S.S. (Citizenship; Leadership; Academics; Service; Sportsmanship). Unlike many scholarships based on top academic achievement or athletic ability, this one is weighted towards demonstrated leadership and caring for the community in which we live. The Foundation will award three $5,000 scholarships to three deserving high school seniors in our community.
Application forms are accepted from January 1st to May 1st. In an effort to make the application process easier and more convenient we now offer the application online. To apply, click here or visit the link below.