INDIANA, Pa., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&T Bank (NASDAQ: STBA), a full-service financial institution with branch locations in 10 Pennsylvania counties, is pleased to award four exceptional local students with $1,000 each in college scholarships as part of the S&T Bank Smart Start(SM) Scholarship Program 2012. The recipients of this year's scholarships are:
- Katelyn Carr, a 2012 graduate of Blairsville High School, will attend Wright State University where she plans to pursue a pre-medicine degree.
- Grace Gongaware, a 2012 graduate of Kiski Area High School, will attend Cleveland Institute of Art to study illustration and graphic design.
- Caleb Ludwig, a 2012 graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School, will attend Geneva College to study civil engineering.
- Tiffany Scalise, a 2012 graduate of Marion Center High School, will attend Indiana County Technology Center's Adult Education Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program. She will later attend college to become a registered nurse.
"There's nothing more rewarding than empowering young people to reach for their dreams and goals," said Todd D. Brice, president and chief executive officer of S&T Bank. "The S&T Bank Smart Start Scholarship was designed to help exemplary students in our region get one step closer to their dreams by easing the burden of paying for college tuition. We congratulate this year's scholarship winners and wish them the best as they embark on the next step of furthering their education."
Each year, the S&T Bank Smart Start Scholarship Program awards $1,000 scholarships to local students who have a Smart Start Checking Account through S&T Bank. Winners are chosen based on academic achievement, an essay questionnaire and letters of recommendation.
Smart Start from S&T Bank is an easy, convenient, no-fee checking account designed for students ages 14 to 24. With it, S&T Bank customers have the opportunity to manage their finances and save for their future with the help of a trusted neighborhood financial institution.
For more information about the S&T Bank Smart Start Scholarship and the Smart Start Checking Account, please visit the Student Center at www.stbank.com.
For more information about S&T Bank, please visit www.stbank.com or call 800.325.BANK.
About S&T Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Indiana, PA, S&T Bancorp, Inc. operates offices within Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland counties. With assets of $4.3 billion, S&T Bancorp, Inc. stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol STBA. For more information, visit http://www.stbancorp.com.
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