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Citizens Banks offering scholarship for students' community service efforts


Last updated 4/21/2014 at 2:41pm

To help students manage the cost of college and reward them for their volunteer efforts, Citizens Bank announced it is again offering the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship.

Now in its fourth year, Citizens Bank will award a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to students who demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership.

The application period for the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship for college will run through May 6 or until 2,000 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. Winners will be announced this summer.

A total of 10 college scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to U.S. residents who are 16-years of age or older and are attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program for the Fall 2014 semester. There will be one scholarship awarded to someone from Pennsylvania.

Applicants to the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program are asked to submit an essay of no more than 500 words that describes their community volunteerism and leadership. They must also provide two references that are directly connected to their community involvement.

For full details, rules and to apply, go to Information about the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program can also be found on the Citizens Bank Facebook page.


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