March 03, 2005
Beneficial Scholars Winners Announced
Beneficial Savings Bank is proud to announce the 50 winners of its 2004-05 Beneficial Scholars Program.
Selected from over 850 entries, the 50 winners will each receive $3,000 towards financing their college education.
Students were asked to submit an essay about creating a program that would better their community or neighborhood. The essays are to be judged on content, clarity, and creativity.
A distinguished judging panel of area community leaders, business owners, educators, and politicians--including Congressmen Curt Weldon, and representatives from Temple University, The Philadelphia Reads Program, and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce--will judge the essays in January.
Beneficial launched the program in 2003 in honor of its 150th birthday. The initiative received overwhelming response, with more than 700 students from approximately 175 schools entering the competition.