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Lakeville, CT - March 15, 2011


Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce its 2011 Annual Scholarship Program. President and CEO, Rick Cantele explains, "At Salisbury Bank, we believe that knowledge is power, and education is the key to a better future for everyone. Unfortunately, too many capable, dedicated students are held back by a lack of funds."

The Bank created the Annual Scholarship Program in 2009 to assist students who have a proven financial need and who are already making a difference. Five scholarships may be awarded in the amount of $4,000.00 each to assist students seeking a college degree in a variety of programs. The ideal candidates will be high-achieving students who also possess a variety of interests, have demonstrated leadership experience, show consistent community involvement, and want to make their world a better place.

Eligible schools for 2011 include: Housatonic Valley Regional High School (Litchfield County, CT), Mount Everett Regional School (Berkshire County, MA), Dover High School, Webutuck Central School, or Stissing Mountain High School (Dutchess County, NY). Students must be attending or have graduated from one of these schools to apply.

Applicants must be planning to enter an accredited college as a first year student in the Fall 2011 semester. Applicants will be evaluated according to a 100-point system that takes into account financial need; academic achievement; community service; volunteerism and leadership; as well as essay responses. The top scorers will also go through an interview process.

Completed applications and transcripts must be received by the Scholarship Committee by 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2011. For application packets and detailed information about the scholarship program, click here, visit your school's Guidance Office or pick up a packet at one of the Bank's many convenient branches.

Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut, South Egremont and Sheffield, Massachusetts, as well as Dover Plains and Millerton, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.

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