Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce its 2013 Annual Scholarship Program. The Bank created its Annual Scholarship Program in 2009 to assist students who have a proven financial need and who are already making a difference in their communities. Six scholarships may be awarded in the amount of $3,500.00 each to assist eligible 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 students must be residents of Litchfield, Berkshire, Columbia or Dutchess counties, and currently enrolled in a public high school, vocational, or technical school; be a homeschool student affiliated with such a school; or be a graduate or GED recipient of an eligible school district and entering the first year of college. The school districts eligible for the 2013/2014 academic year include:
- Region 1 (Litchfield County, CT)
- Southern Berkshire Regional School District (Berkshire County, MA)
- Dover Union Free School District (Dutchess County, NY)
- Pine Plains Central School District (Dutchess County, NY)
- Webutuck (North East) Central School District (Dutchess County, NY)
- Taconic Hills Central School District (Dutchess/Columbia Counties, NY)
Applicants must be planning to enter an accredited college as a first year undergraduate student for the 2013/2014 academic year. 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 be interviewed by the Bank’s Scholarship Selection Committee.
President and CEO, Rick Cantele explains, “As an institution and as individuals, we are all too aware that many deserving students simply can’t afford full college tuition. By offering these scholarships, we hope to encourage the recipients to continue in their quest for knowledge and levels of personal engagement they have already demonstrated, both in school and in their communities.”
Completed applications and transcripts must be received by the Scholarship Committee by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2013. For application packets and detailed information about the scholarship program, visit the Bank’s website at www.salisburybank.com/scholarships or visit one of the Bank’s eight banking offices.
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 over 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.