INDIANAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that the Salin Foundation Community Scholarship Program has awarded more than $20,000 to 14 Indiana students who began a new semester at universities and colleges this fall.
“As a community bank with a commitment to the hometowns we serve, this program gives us the opportunity to express our gratitude to those communities”
The program, now in its 13th year, is designed to assist seniors from more than 22 schools in communities served by Salin Bank.
“Encouraging more of Indiana’s young men and women to go on to college or high technical education is one of Indiana’s highest priorities,” said Bill Salin, II, President and Chief Executive Officer of Salin Bank. “Our state lags in the percentage of adults with a higher education, and if we are to compete for good jobs and a superior quality of life, we simply must find a way for more of our young people to pursue a higher education.”
“As a community bank with a commitment to the hometowns we serve, this program gives us the opportunity to express our gratitude to those communities,” continued Salin, “If they can then succeed in persuading more of the graduates to return home, we will have accomplished our goal.”
Each of the 14 awards is worth $1,500 and is designed to assist students who plan to enroll in a full-time course of undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school located in Indiana.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required), demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, and the education goals of the applicant. Each application will be reviewed by individuals outside of the Salin Foundation and unusual family or personal needs will be considered.
Officers and employees of Salin Bank and Trust Company are not eligible. Awards are made without regard to gender, age, race, religion, nationality, or disability.
Applications for the scholarship are available at participating schools and at all Salin Bank and Trust Company Banking Center locations.
The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America (CSFA). CSFA seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement.
CSFA processes and screens applications and designates recipients.
2013 Salin Foundation
|Student's Name||High School||Community||Award|
|Christine Awad||Columbus East High School||Columbus||$||1,500.00|
|Laura Cahalan||Logansport Community High School||Logansport||$||1,500.00|
|Makenzie Coffey||Edinburgh Community High School||Edinburgh||$||1,500.00|
|Chase Cripe||Delphi Community High School||Delphi||$||1,500.00|
|Carson Cruea||West Lafayette High School||Lafayette||$||1,500.00|
|Kirsten Dollar||Lewis Cass High School||Galveston||$||1,500.00|
|Kaylee Hartiz||Snider High School||Fort Wayne||$||1,500.00|
|Emon Jones||Marion High School||Marion||$||1,500.00|
|Laudan Oloomi||South Side High School||Fort Wayne||$||1,500.00|
|Christopher Osborne||Mississinewa High School||Gas City||$||1,500.00|
|Amanda Pittman||Columbus North High School||Columbus||$||1,500.00|
|Alyssa Reichel||Logansport Community High School||Logansport||$||1,500.00|
|Ryan Spesard||Carroll Consolidated School||Flora||$||1,500.00|
|Riley Vyain||Kokomo High School||Kokomo||$||1,500.00|
About Salin Bank & Trust Company
Salin Bank and Trust Company, a family-owned community bank, is one of the top ten chartered banks in Indiana with assets of more than $800 million. Salin operates 21 banking locations in 10 Indiana counties serving Columbus, Delphi, Edinburgh, Flora, Fort Wayne, Galveston, Gas City, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Marion, West Lafayette, Fishers and Indianapolis.