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Salin Bank announced that the Salin Foundation Community Scholarship Program has awarded more than $20,000 to 14 Indiana high school seniors entering college this fall. Locally, three students were among the recipients.
"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."
In a press release from the bank, Salin Bank & Trust Director of Marketing, Jim Badger, says each of the 14 scholarships 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 in Indiana.
Locally, scholarship winners include Christine Awad of Columbus East, Makenzie Coffey of Edinburgh and Amanda Pittman of Columbus North.
Badger says the scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, and the education goals of the applicant.
Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 6:33:57 PM
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