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Scholarship Program

ERIEBANK is committed to the communities and businesses it serves, and is a proud supporter of the next generation of business leaders. We invite eligible students to enhance their business education by participating in our annual scholarship contest. One winner from each eligible school will receive a $500 scholarship, to be used for continuing business education.
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 including Erie, Harborcreek, Meadville, Ashtabula, Mentor and Warren.  Dependents of Directors or Officers of ERIEBANK are not eligible to apply.
Essay Theme
A hundred years ago, there were no auto mechanics, but there were plenty of blacksmiths to make horseshoes.  Now there is less of a need for blacksmiths and a great need for auto mechanics.  Can you think of another job that will probably be virtually obsolete in a hundred years?  What type of jobs do you think there might be in the future that don’t exist now? 

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 March 17, 2017.

  • OR Complete the online applicant form below and upload your essay and letter of recommendation by 11:59 p.m. on March 19, 2017.

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.
Applicant form, essay, and letter of recommendation must be received by 11:59 p.m. March 19, 2017. Winners will be announced on March 31, 2017.
For more information, please contact Chrissy Anthony by calling 814-455-8790 or email


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