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Scholarship Program

Eligibility

High School graduating seniors with intentions to further their education at a college or university and seeking a business-related degree. Student must attend a high school in the ERIEBANK market area. Dependents of Directors or Officers of ERIEBANK are not eligible to apply.

Essay Theme

New inventions appear almost daily to meet the ever-changing needs of our society. Some of these inventions are useful and others might not have the same impact. Maybe something was created that is amazing, but had an outcome that was not anticipated. What one invention would you uninvent if you could, and why?

Essay Requirements

  • A minimum of 300 words

  • Typed and double-spaced

  • Participant name and/or family names should not appear on the essay

Submission Requirements

Along with the essay, applicants should provide:

  • A brief summary of participation in community and school activities.

  • One letter of recommendation from a present or past educator.

  • One non-family reference that can provide personal insight into the applicant.

Ways to Submit

  • Complete the following applicant form and turn into your high school’s guidance office along with essay and letter of recommendation by April 15, 2020. Please feel free to email the submissions or mail to: ERIEBANK Bank, Attn: Jill Barry, 2302 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505.

  • OR complete the online applicant form below by 11:59 p.m. April 19, 2020.

Judging

  • Essays will be judged on originality and how well ideas are expressed. Contributions to both school and community will be considered, as well as educator recommendation and personal reference checks.
  • Please Note: Incomplete applications and those students that do not plan to major in a financial and/or appropriate business related field will not be considered.

Deadlines

  • Applicant form, essay, and letter of recommendation must be received by 11:59 p.m. April 19, 2020. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2020.

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