The Green Family Foundation and Firstrust Bank Call for Submissions for Annual College Scholarship Program


Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program
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The Daniel B. & Florence E. Green Foundation and Firstrust Bank are now accepting submissions for the 55th annual Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program, which will award college-bound high school seniors with multi-year academic scholarships totaling $360,000.

Students are eligible to receive a multi-year award of up to $20,000, which will be evenly distributed over the course of four years for those attending a four-year college or university and over two years for those attending a community college.

“The Green Family Foundation and Firstrust Bank are excited to support incoming college students in their pursuits of higher education through scholarships from the Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program,” said Richard J. Green, Trustee of the Green Family Foundation and Chairman of Firstrust Bank. “My grandfather, Firstrust’s founder, was a steadfast champion for education, and it is a privilege to be able to honor his legacy and passion for empowering youth in our community through this scholarship program for the past 55 years. This year, we will award multi-year scholarships providing students with sustained support throughout the duration of their college experiences to empower them to not only achieve their aspirations, but also to catalyze positive change within their communities.”

Those eligible to apply for the Samuel A. Green Scholarship are high school graduating seniors and rising college freshmen from a public, private, parochial, or charter school; a home-schooled student; or a technical school graduate and GED recipient, who plans to be a full-time student at a community or four-year, not-for-profit, accredited college or university. The Samuel A. Green Scholarship is available only to legal United States residents or citizens living or attending school within the Greater Philadelphia or Lehigh Valley areas. Applicants already attending college or who are at least 30 years old as of March 3, 2024 will not be considered.

Employees, officers, or directors of the Green Family Foundation or Firstrust Bank, its subsidiaries, affiliates, donors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, family members (defined as spouses, children, parents, siblings, and in-laws) or persons living in the household of any of the above, or anyone who may become an employee of the Green Family Foundation or Firstrust or such subsidiaries, affiliates, donors, distributors, and advertising and promotion agencies after submitting their application are not eligible to apply.

Applying for the Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program

Students must submit an essay of 300 words or less that answers the question: “How will you use your college education to make a substantial impact in your community?”

Based on the submitted essays, the Top 100 applicants will be selected as semifinalists. Semifinalists will then need a letter of reference to attest to their demonstrated leadership, along with a copy of their high school transcript.

Students must apply online. Essays must be submitted before March 3, 2024. Only one essay per student may be submitted. Semifinalists will be notified in late March 2024, and winners will be notified in May 2024.

Learn more about the Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program from the Green Family Foundation.

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