Lakeland Bank Awards $144,500 in College Scholarships

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Photo caption: Lakeland Bank President & CEO Tom Shara and Executive Vice President Jeffrey Buonforte present a check for the proceeds of the 2015 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing totaling $144,500.

Annual Golf Outing to Raise Scholarship Funds Scheduled for September 27

Oak Ridge, N.J., August 24, 2016 – Lakeland Bank was pleased to distribute $144,500 in scholarships to high school seniors who graduated this year from Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. The funds were raised last September at the Bank’s 2015 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing.

“As a community bank, we are committed to helping local families save, prepare, and pay for higher education,” said Thomas Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “Last year’s Annual Scholarship Golf Outing exceeded our fundraising goal, allowing Lakeland Bank to provide scholarships to 72 students from 59 public and private high schools as well as another five students already attending college.”

The scholarships are presented to students selected by their school who have demonstrated academic success and have an interest in pursuing a higher education. Lakeland Bank congratulates the students from the following schools who were selected to receive the 2016 scholarships:

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

Local Colleges: Bergen Community College, Montclair State University, Ramapo College and William Paterson University

Lakeland Bank will host its 44th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing on Tuesday, September 27 at Crystal Springs Golf Resort located in Hamburg, N.J. The Bank’s goal is to raise $150,000 to award in scholarships. If you are interested in attending or supporting the Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, please call Mary Franchini at 973-882-1515 x818227.

Lakeland Bank advises students entering their senior year to contact the Guidance department at their school to learn how to apply for a Lakeland Bank Scholarship.

About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $4.7 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 53 New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties; five New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Teaneck and Waldwick; and two commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit for more information.


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