The 2024 Traditional Scholarship application period is now closed.

The Her Traditions Scholarship Program focuses on celebrating emerging women leaders and supporting their continued growth. This year, our scholarship award has increased to $750. Winners who are Traditions Bank customers will receive an additional $750 award.

Being a Traditions Bank customer does not increase the odds of receiving a scholarship. To be eligible for the additional $750, the student must be a primary owner of a Traditions Bank checking, money market, or savings account. The account must be open before the scholarship application period ends and must be in good standing* at the time the scholarship is awarded.

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Read about our 2023 Her Traditions Scholarship recipients.


Residency – Female residents of York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland, and Adams Counties who are 2024 graduating seniors at a public or accredited private high school in these areas

Leadership – Applicants must have also served as a class officer or held another leadership position in an organized, school-sponsored activity or community organization

Academics – Grade point average of 3.0 or higher, on a 4.0 scale, maintained through the end of the junior year in high school

Community Service – Applicants must have accumulated a minimum of 20 hours of community service within the past calendar year (12 months)

Application Process
  • Completed Her Traditions Scholarship Program application form
  • Academic transcript current through the end of the junior year
  • Letter of recommendation from the adult supervisor of the club, organization, or community service activity in which the student has held a leadership position
  • In 250 words or less, answer the following question: How do you define leadership? Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
  • Evaluation

Applicants will be rated competitively by an advisory panel, who will select recipients for their potential as leaders and role models, based on the combined strengths of their leadership skills, academic records, recommendation letters, and essay.

Post-Award Requirements

Once selected, recipients will be required to submit documentation of registration for the subsequent fall term at an accredited college or university that awards degrees at the Associate level or higher. Recipients are also asked to submit a photo and brief video within a specific time to be used by Traditions Bank to recognize their award publicly. Students who do not provide enrollment documentation will forfeit their scholarships. Scholarships awards are good for one year following the initial date of notification.

Application Period and Deadlines

Applications must be submitted through our online application by March 8, 2024.


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