"It is more strategically important than ever before for Indiana's young men and women to pursue a college education or a specialized career and technical training if they are to compete for good jobs in this new era of global and national competition. Therefore we want to help give our young people the ability to attain some additional form of higher education through the distribution of our Salin Foundation Scholarship Program," says James P. Alender, President & CEO of Salin Bank & Trust Company.
Each of the 14 awards will provide $2,000 of tuition assistance to 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 is reviewed by individuals outside of the Salin Foundation. Officers and employees of Salin Bank are not eligible. Awards are made without regard to Age, Race, Sex, National Origin, Religion, Disability, Pregnancy, Medical Condition, Marital Status and Sexual Orientation.
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. Scholarship applications are available at participating schools and all Salin Bank locations.
"The Salin Foundation Community Scholarship Program is another way for us to invest back into the people and communities Salin Bank serves," says Alender. "Our belief has always been that the future relies on the success of the next generation. By providing financial assistance to these very deserving Indiana students, we are doing a small part in helping this new generation achieve a brighter future."