Women's Spotlight: Scholarship Programs
Women’s Leadership Traditions Scholarship Program
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 Women’s Leadership 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.
Four (4) scholarships will be awarded in 2012 on a competitive basis.
- Residency – Female residents of York County who are 2012 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 have submitted all of the following by the application deadline of January 31, 2012:
- Completed Women’s Leadership 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
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 and recommendation letters.
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 Women’s Leadership Traditions Scholarship Program application period ended on January 31, 2012. Check back for details on the 2013 program in the fall.
Four (4) scholarships were awarded in May, 2012 on a competitive basis. Congratulations to Alexandra Lackey, Abbey Rhodes, Sally Trout and Elyse Lee - winners of $500 toward their college education.
Pictured above L to R - Carolyn Schaefer (Managing Director, Personal Banking), Alexandra Lackey (York Suburban HS), Abbey Rhodes (Hanover HS), Sally Trout (Dallastown HS), Elyse Lee (Central HS) and Mike Kochenour (Chairman, President and CEO).