Her Traditions Scholarship
A $500 scholarship awarded to York County women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential, to be used
toward college expenses at an
accredited college or university.
Program Purpose and Description
A community is only as strong as its best leaders. Recognizing the influential role in York County of women as business and community leaders, York Traditions Bank, as part of its commitment to the local community, has created the Her Traditions Scholarship Program to help develop the leadership potential of women who will ultimately serve as role models for future generations of youth in the County.
Up to four (4) scholarships will be awarded in 2014 on a competitive basis.
- Residency – Female residents of York County who are 2014 graduating seniors at a public or accredited private high school in the County
- Leadership – Applicants must have also served as a class officer or held another leadership position in an organized, school-sponsored activity
- Academics – Grade point average of 3.0 or higher, on a 4.0 scale, maintained through the end of the junior year in high school
- Community Service – Applicants must have accumulated a minimum of 20 hours of community service within the past calendar year (12 months)
To ensure full consideration, students must submit all of the following by the application deadline of February 28, 2014:
- Completed Her Traditions Scholarship Program application form
- Academic transcript current through the end of the junior year
- Letter of recommendation from the adult supervisor of the club, organization or community service activity in which the student has held a leadership position
- On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following in 250 words or less: How do you define leadership? Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
Applicants will be rated competitively by an independent advisory panel, who will select the top four (4) applicants for their potential as leaders and role models, based on the combined strengths of their academic records, recommendation letters and essay.
Once selected, recipients will be required to submit documentation of registration for the subsequent fall term at an accredited college or university that awards degrees at the Associate level or higher. Students who do not provide enrollment documentation will forfeit their scholarships. York Traditions Bank will attempt to award forfeited scholarships to alternate recipients.
Application Period and Deadlines
The Her Traditions Scholarship Program is now open for applications from female students in York County who will graduate from high school in the spring of 2014. Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2014 or dropped off at a York Traditions Bank Branch or Administrative Headquarters by 5pm on February 28, 2014.
2013 Scholarship Winners
York Traditions Bank received many very impressive applications for the 2013 scholarship program which were evaluated by a third party. It was difficult to choose four winners among the five finalists who scored the highest, so York Traditions Bank decided to award one extra scholarship in 2013! Congratulations to the following young women:
- Sarah Dudney – Central York High School
- Sarah Fuller – York Catholic High School
- Devki Gami – Central York High School
- Larissa Miller – Dover High School
- Alexandra Plowman - Dallastown High School