Big scholarship award to Palumbo senior

Academy at Palumbo senior Hae Paw was one of four Philadelphia graduating seniors who were awarded scholarships to support the first two years of their college education from the Green Family Foundation and Firstrust Bank as part of the 54th Annual Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program.

Paw received a $15,000 scholarship based on her written response to a topic that is rooted in the mission of the Foundation, “How will you use your college education to make a substantial impact in your community?” 

Winners also received a letter of recommendation attesting to their demonstrated leadership.

Overall, 24 high school seniors from the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley regions were recognized with a total of $365,000 in college scholarships awarded.

The 24 SAG Scholars were celebrated in a ceremony at the Firstrust Bank Club at Lincoln Financial Field on May 16. Nearly 450 students applied for the scholarships this year.

In addition to their scholarships, each student was presented a “swag bag,” which included a sweatshirt from the college or university they will be attending and a framed version of their winning essay.

“The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program is more than just an investment in education, it’s an investment in the future of our community and a testament to the enduring legacy of my grandfather and Firstrust’s founder, Samuel A. Green,” said Richard J. Green, executive chairman of Firstrust Bank’s Board of Directors and trustee of the Green Family Foundation. “The program continues to grow year after year, allowing us to more meaningfully support the educational pursuits of highly qualified students in our community. This year, we’ve awarded a total of $365,000 in two-year scholarships, the most significant level of support in the program’s history.”

The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program has helped the Green Family Foundation and Firstrust Bank award more than $1.5 million to nearly 1,500 local college-bound students and families in the last 54 years.