Lakeland Bank Awards $125,000 in Scholarships

Oak Ridge, N.J., July 20, 2015 – Lakeland Bank was pleased to distribute $125,000 in scholarships to high school seniors graduating this year from Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. The funds were raised last September at the Bank’s 2014 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing.

“Lakeland Bank’s Annual Scholarship Golf Outing provided scholarships to over 60 students this year and more than 500 since the Bank began hosting this annual event,” said Thomas Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “As a community bank, we strongly believe that access to an affordable higher education paves the way for enhancing the stability, growth and economic development in our local neighborhoods.”

The scholarships are presented to students selected by their public or private school who have demonstrated academic success and have an interest in pursuing a higher education. Lakeland Bank congratulates the students who were selected to receive the 2015 scholarships and advises students entering their senior year to contact the Guidance department at their school to learn how to apply for a Lakeland Bank Scholarship.

Bergen County: Becton Regional High School, Bergen Catholic High School, Bergen County Technical School, Don Bosco Prep, Dwight Morrow High School, Hackensack High School, Indian Hills High School, Ma'ayanot Yeshiva School for Girls, Paramus Catholic High School, Park Ridge High School, Ramapo High School, Rutherford High School, Saint Joseph Regional High School, Teaneck High School, Torah Academy of Bergen County

Essex County: James Caldwell High School, Verona High School, West Caldwell Tech, West Essex Regional High School

Morris County: Boonton High School, Butler High School, Jefferson High School, Kinnelon High School, Madison High School, Montville High School, Morris Catholic High School, Morris County School of Technology, Morris Hills Regional High School, Morris Knolls Regional High School, Morristown High School, Mountain Lakes High School, Pequannock High School, West Morris Central High School, West Morris Mendham High School

Passaic County: DePaul Catholic, Eastern Christian High School, Lakeland Regional High School, Manchester Regional High School, Mary Help of Christians Academy, Passaic County Technical Institute, Passaic Valley Regional High School, Wayne Hills High School, Wayne Valley High School, West Milford High School, Windsor School

Somerset County: Bernards High School, Ridge High School

Sussex County: High Point Regional High School, Kittatinny Regional High School, Lenape Valley Regional High School, Newton High School, Pope John Regional High School, Sparta High School, Sussex County Technical School, Veritas Christian Academy, Vernon High School, Wallkill Valley Regional High School

Union County: Summit High School

Warren County: North Warren Regional High School

The Bank also offers college related educational blogs and videos for students and parents through its social media channels. Recent blogs include “How to Save Money on Tuition at Tax-Time with the American Opportunity Tax Credit” and “The Top 6 Tips to Establishing Good Credit as a College Student” and the video “Tips to Protect Your Personal Information at College”. Visit to learn more.


About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp (LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.6 billion in total assets with 48 branch offices, five regional lending centers, and two loan production offices spanning Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey, and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank is the second largest commercial bank headquartered in the state and offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online and mobile banking, localized commercial lending teams, and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about the full line of products and services, visit


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