Orrstown Bank Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors enrolling in post secondary institutions (college, university, community college, or technical school). The monetary value of the scholarship is $1,000.00, non-renewable, towards post-secondary education. These scholarships are funded by the Orrstown Bank Foundation. The Foundation pays the scholarship directly to the institution, to be applied to the institution account of each student selected to be a scholarship recipient. To qualify the recipient must be a 2013 graduate of, one of the following school districts: Big Spring, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley, Fannett-Metal, Greencastle, Greenwood, Hagerstown, Mechanicsburg, Newport, Shippensburg, South Middleton, Susquenita, and West Perry. Home or cyber school students who are legal residents of the above mentioned school districts will also be permitted to apply. The recipient must be accepted and attend a post-secondary institution (defined above) on a full-time basis, remain in good academic standing at their respective institution, and satisfy the institution’s conduct requirements. Children of full-time Orrstown Bank employees are not eligible to participate in this program.
Any student who is applying for admission as a full-time entering student and who will graduate from the following school districts may be considered by the Scholarship Committee for a scholarship: Big Spring, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley, Fannett-Metal, Greencastle, Greenwood, Hagerstown, Mechanicsburg, Newport, Shippensburg, South Middleton, Susquenita, and West Perry. Home or cyber school students who are legal residents of the above mentioned school districts will also be permitted to apply.
Factors to be considered by the Scholarship Committee shall be academic achievement, test scores, service to the school and community, leadership, potential, and financial need. No distinction shall be made on the basis of sex, race, or religion.
Scholarship applications will be available at all Orrstown Bank branches and online at www.orrstown.com. Scholarship applicants will be required to provide three letters of recommendation supporting their application. One letter should be from a teacher, and one should be from an employer or supervisor of a community service volunteer agency. The author of the third letter can be at the student’s discretion. Letters of reference may not be submitted from a family member. The application should be accompanied by an official high school transcript with school seal. Scholarship applicants will be required to submit a personal letter of introduction, including a statement supporting their application, setting forth their personal and educational aspirations. Completed applications must be postmarked or received electronically by Friday, April 5, 2013 to be considered for the following summer or fall semester.
The Scholarship Committee will consist of a minimum of two (2) Management Representatives of Orrstown Bank, one (1) representative from Orrstown Bank’s Board of Directors, and five (5) representatives from various secondary and post-secondary institutions. The Scholarship Committee, at its discretion, may elect to conduct interviews with the finalists.
Number Of Scholarships To Be Awarded
The number of Orrstown Bank Scholarships to be awarded each year will be determined by the Scholarship Committee. A representative of Orrstown Bank will attend either an awards assembly or graduation at the designated high school, to present the Orrstown Bank Scholarship.
Reports From Post-Secondary Institutions To The Orrstown Bank Foundation
When any student is selected as a recipient of an Orrstown Bank Scholarship, the appropriate institution shall submit the following personal information concerning that recipient: name, home address, school district, social security number, graduating class, course of study. It will be a condition of the award for the recipient to provide their social security number.
It will be the responsibility of the Scholarship Committee to ensure that recipient photos and news releases are provided to the news media in the geographic regions from which the student originated.