Northern Bank Charitable Foundation Awards 2018 McGarry Scholarship

Northern Bank Charitable Foundation Awards 2018 McGarry Scholarship

Northern Bank Charitable Foundation is pleased

to award Ryan Jefferson the 2018 McGarry Scholarship


WOBURN, MA, AUGUST 1, 2018 – The Northern Bank Charitable Foundation awarded the 2018 James E. McGarry, Jr. scholarship to Ryan Jefferson. This scholarship, established in 2014, honors the late “Jim” McGarry of Woburn for his 50 years of service to Northern Bank. It also pays tribute to his lifelong affinity for the fire and police departments in his city. The $5,000.00 scholarship was open to graduating high school seniors with a parent or natural guardian who is an active firefighter or police officer in one of the communities directly served by the Bank.


Ryan Jefferson is the son of Gwen and Robert Jefferson, from Arlington, MA.  He is a 2018 graduate of Matignon High School with plans to attend UMass Amherst in the fall to study business. While at Matignon, Ryan played Varsity Hockey, Soccer, and Lacrosse, where he was co-captain, and participated in the Debate and Mock Trial Teams.  Ryan was a member of the National Honor Society since his sophomore year.  In addition to his strong academic achievements and extracurricular activities, Ryan made time to give back to others, which he credits to his father, Robert, an Arlington firefighter.  He not only volunteered locally at the Arlington Senior Center and with the Helping Hands Foundation, but also with the Catholic Heart Work Camp, doing out of state service during his vacations. Ryan has demonstrated his commitment to helping others and making the world a better place. 


Since our founding in 1960, Northern Bank has maintained the firm belief that a strong bank, invested in the towns we serve, financially strengthens local communities. In addition to the many hours our team members dedicate to organizations in our communities, Northern invests through the Northern Bank Charitable Foundation. Created in 2012, the Northern Bank Charitable Foundation provides financial support to non-profits and other community organizations that promote educational opportunities, youth, and social services or community development.  In 2017, the Northern Bank Charitable Foundation provided contributions ranging from $250 to $50,000 to more than 35 local organizations. 


About Northern Bank

Northern Bank is a Massachusetts-based chartered full-service bank, for businesses and consumers in New England. Founded in 1960, the company, headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, takes an entrepreneurial, commonsense approach to providing a complete line of banking solutions. Northern Bank has $2 billion in assets with 12 locations serving communities throughout Middlesex County. Northern Bank is a Member of the FDIC, an Equal Housing Lender, and consistently ranked among the best performing community banks in New England. For more information on online banking services please visit or follow Northern Bank on Facebook (/NorthernBankMA/), Twitter (@northernbankma), and LinkedIn (company/northern-bank-ma/).