Lakeland Bank Awards $165,000 in Scholarships to High School Students

2018 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Scheduled for September 25

 Oak Ridge, N.J., July 27, 2018 – Lakeland Bank was pleased to distribute $165,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from 73 local high schools in Bergen, Somerset, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Ocean, Essex, Warren, and Union counties in New Jersey and Orange County, New York. The funds were raised last September at the Bank’s 2017 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing.

“The results of the 2017 Lakeland Bank Annual Scholarship Golf Outing allowed us to provide scholarships to over 80 students, which was an increase from last year,” said Thomas Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “Supporting high school students in the communities we serve is one of our priorities because we strongly believe that helping students have access to an affordable higher education will pave the way for them to become strong and intelligent leaders 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 2018 scholarships and encourages students entering their senior year to contact the Guidance department at their school to learn how to apply for a Lakeland Bank Scholarship.

This year’s Lakeland Bank Annual Scholarship Golf Outing will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Crystal Springs Golf Resort located in Hamburg, N.J. The goal for 2018 is to raise $175,000 to support both public and private high schools in the communities Lakeland Bank serves. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities at the Golf Outing.

Scholarship recipients attend the following New Jersey and New York high schools:

Bergen County: Becton Regional High School, Bergen Catholic High School, Bergen County Academies, Don Bosco Prep, Dwight Morrow High School, Hackensack High School, Immaculate Heart Academy, Indian Hills High School, Ma'ayanot Yeshiva School for Girls, Paramus Catholic High School, Park Ridge High School, Pascack Valley High School, Ramapo High School, Rutherford High School, Sage Day School, Saint Joseph Regional High School, Teaneck High School, Torah Academy of Bergen County, Waldwick High School, Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School

Somerset County: Bernards High School, Ridge High School

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

Morris County: Boonton High School, Butler High School, Jefferson Township 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, New Bridge Plus, 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

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

Ocean County: Jackson Liberty High School, Jackson Memorial High School, Lakewood High School, Toms River HS East, Toms River HS North, Toms River HS South

Orange County, New York: Monroe-Woodbury High School


About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $5.5 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 53 branch offices throughout Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties in New Jersey including one branch in Highland Mills, New York; six New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Waldwick; and one New York commercial lending center to serve the Hudson Valley region. Lakeland also has a commercial loan production office serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit for more information.

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