The 2024 Traditional Scholarship application period is now open!
The young women students in our school districts are on the path to make their mark in the world and serve as role models for future generations. The Her Traditions scholarship program focuses on celebrating women in leadership roles and supporting their continued growth.
Read about our 2023 Her Traditions Scholarship recipients.
Residency – Female residents of York, Lancaster, and the Capital Region who are 2023 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)
- 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
- On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following in 250 words or less: How do you define leadership? Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
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.
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 February 28, 2024.