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Watkinson School’s City Scholar Program Receives Support from United Bank Foundation

Watkinson School is pleased to announce that they received $2,500 from United Bank Foundation to support the school’s City Scholar Program.

Watkinson’s City Scholar Program provides scholarship funding for Hartford students who are college bound but not yet college ready to attend The Academy. An extension of Watkinson’s unique approach to education, The Academy is a pre-college year that combines honing skills through classes at Watkinson, acquiring confidence through earning college credits at the University of Hartford, and developing maturity through engagement with other areas of personal interest. Academy students collaboratively design their own program of targeted academic study, learning about themselves and the world around them, resulting in an enhanced ability to thrive independently in college and beyond.

For more information about Watkinson School, visit

For more information on United Bank’s commitment to corporate and charitable giving, please visit their website at and click “Charitable Giving” in the “About” section of the website.

United Bank, is a $7.3 billion, Connecticut state chartered bank headquartered in Hartford, Conn. with more than 50 banking offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The holding company for United Bank is United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Stock Market: "UBNK"). For more information on United Bank, please visit

Watkinson School is a co-educational day school for grades 6-PG. Founded in 1881, Watkinson is Hartford’s oldest independent school. Watkinson’s next info session for prospective students is July 11 at 6pm.