Rockland Trust Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to College-Bound Students

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For Immediate Release



ROCKLAND, Mass. (

July 22, 2014) - Rockland Trust today announced it awarded six $2,500 scholarships to high school graduates in communities from Cape Cod and the South Shore to the MetroNorth region. The bank selected winners within its footprint based on academics, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and an essay about why community service is important to them. The students exemplify a commitment to excellence and service in their community.

This year, the bank received more than 450 applications from students throughout Massachusetts. Rockland Trust awarded a $2,500 scholarship to each of the following students:

 Jenna McKenney of Norwell, plans to attend Harvard University

 Diana McLaughlin of Pembroke, plans to attend Ithaca College

 Nicole O'Leary of Orleans, plans to attend the University of Notre Dame

 Colin Quinn of North Attleboro, plans to attend Ohio State University

 Shamsh Shaikh of Burlington, plans to attend Boston University

 Marcus Urann IV of Duxbury, plans to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chris Oddleifson, Rockland Trust's President and CEO, and Jane Lundquist, Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Delivery, Business Banking, and Home Equity Lending presented the scholarships at a special reception for the students and their families at the bank's corporate offices in Hanover.

About Rockland Trust Company

Independent Bank Corp. has approximately $6.3 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services to businesses and individuals through retail branches, commercial lending offices, investment management offices, and residential lending centers located in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as through telephone banking, mobile banking, and the Internet. Rockland Trust, which has been named as one of America's "Best Banks" by Forbes for three consecutive years, is an FDIC Member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank "Where Each Relationship Matters ®", please visit www.rocklandtrust.com.

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