Firstrust is now accepting submissions for its 45th annual Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program. College-bound seniors are invited to compete for academic scholarships totaling $50,000.
“We are excited to celebrate the 45th year of this scholarship and are proud to support high school students as they continue their education,” said Richard J. Green, C.E.O. and Vice Chairman of Firstrust. “The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program engages students who are fully committed to using their education to better their community, and it is an honor to assist those who want to use their education to make a positive impact in the world around them.”
Graduating high school seniors from public, private, parochial and charter schools within Firstrust’s market area who plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university are eligible for the competition. They are asked to submit a written 250-word essay about how they will use a college education to help promote prosperity in their community.
The scholarships will be awarded in 4 prize levels:
- 1st prize – $10,000
- 2nd prize – $5,000
- 3rd prize – $5,000
- 4th prize – $1,000 (30 scholarships awarded)
Applying for the Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program
Students may submit their essays of 250 words or less, typewritten in a 12-point font with 1-inch margins on the theme “How my college education will help me cultivate prosperity in my neighborhood/community.” Essays must be accompanied by a completed application and mailed to Firstrust SAG Scholarship Program, 15 East Ridge Pike, 4th Floor, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
For more information, stop in any Firstrust branch location or to download an application, visit www.firstrust.com/scholarship. Only one essay will be judged per student in either the written or video category, and students may not be considered for a scholarship in more than one category. Application submissions are due on or before February 28, 2014.
Winners will be notified no later than April 25, 2014. The award ceremony to honor this year’s scholarship recipients will be held at The Franklin Institute on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
About The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program
The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program was named in loving memory of Firstrust Founder Samuel A. Green, who was a staunch believer in encouraging young people to pursue their education and fulfill their life dreams. In the spirit of his legacy, the program has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to more than 1,000 students. Last year’s scholarship winners were chosen from more than 600 applicants from the region.
About Firstrust Bank
Founded in 1934 and currently in its third generation of ownership, Firstrust is a privately-held bank with assets of $2.5 billion. Safe and Sound for more than 79 years, Firstrust is a Small Business Administration (SBA) preferred lender, and provides both retail and commercial services through its 18 banking offices located in Bucks, Burlington, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Continuing to meet the needs of its customers, Firstrust offers a wide variety of deposit products, consumer and business loan options, commercial real estate mortgages and cash-management products. For more information, visit firstrust.com or call 800-220-BANK. Member FDIC.