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Woodbury, Connecticut

Sherwood Wells Travers Memorial Scholarship

Established March 2003

By Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Travers

Sherwood Wells Travers was born June 16, 1919 in Woodbury, son of the late James and Edna (Wells) Travers. He was educated in Woodbury schools and graduated from Becker College, Worcester Massachusetts in 1939.

He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1945, spending two years in India. He was employed by the Woodbury Savings Bank, the New Milford Savings Bank and served as a senior examiner for the State Banking Department from 1950 to 1955. He then joined Savings Bank of Ansonia, later Great Country Bank, where he rose to the office of president, CEO and director prior to his retirement in 1981.

He was a member of the Woodbury Republican Town Committee, chairman of the Woodbury Pension Committee and the Woodbury Board of Tax Review.

He was a director of Junior Achievement, the Naugatuck Valley Chamber of Commerce and treasurer and vice president of the Board of Directors of Griffin Hospital, Derby.

He was a member of the North Congregational Church where he served as a deacon and superintendent of the Sunday school program.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars®, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.