The Daniel B. & Florence E. Green Foundation and Firstrust Bank Call For Submissions For Annual College Scholarship Program

January 29, 2021

The Daniel B. & Florence E. Green Foundation (“The Green Family Foundation”) and Firstrust Bank are now accepting submissions for its 52nd annual Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program. College-bound high school seniors are invited to compete for academic scholarships totaling $140,000.

“With this exciting scholarship program, The Green Family Foundation and Firstrust are privileged to support regional high school students as they continue their higher education,” said Richard J. Green, Trustee of the Foundation and Chairman and CEO of Firstrust. “Now in its 52nd year, the Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program is built on the legacy of my grandfather, Firstrust’s Founder, who was a staunch believer in encouraging students to pursue their education and fulfill their dreams. Now more than ever, we need to build up our communities, so it is an honor to assist those who are committed to using their education to better their community.”

Eligible to apply for the Samuel A. Green Scholarship are high school graduating seniors from public, private, parochial and charter schools, home-schooled students, technical school graduates and GED recipients, who plan to attend a four-year, not-for-profit, accredited college and are legal united states citizens living within the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas.

The scholarships will be awarded in four prize levels:

  • Three (3) - Top Winners to Receive $10,000 Each
  • Five (5) -  2nd Place Winners - $7,500 Each
  • Seven (7) - 3rd Place Winners - $5,000 Each
  • Fifteen (15) - 4th Place Winners - $2,500 Each

Applying for the Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program

Students must submit an essay of 300 words or less, typewritten in a 12-point font with 1-inch margins, that answers the question: “How Will Your College Education Help You To Make A Substantial Impact In Your Community?”

Students must apply online here. Essays must be submitted on or before March 19, 2021. Only one essay per student may be submitted.

Winners will be notified in early May 2021. Due to our current environment, this year’s awards ceremony may be held virtually to support safe social distancing and statewide stay-at-home orders. 

About The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program

The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program was named in loving memory of Firstrust’s founder Samuel A. Green. In the spirit of his legacy, the program has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to students in our communities. The most recent scholarship winners were chosen from more than 600 applicants from the region. 

About The Daniel B. and Florence E. Green Family Foundation

The Green Family Foundation was established in 2005 by Samuel A. Green’s son and daughter-in-love, Daniel and Florence (“Flo”). Daniel was the Chairman and CEO of Firstrust Bank from 1970-2005 and Chairman Emeritus until his death in 2020. Richard J. Green, their son, serves as Trustee for the Foundation. The Green Family Foundation is dedicated to cultivating and investing in innovative and impactful solutions that foster inclusive and interconnected communities so that individuals and communities flourish and reach their full potential.

About Firstrust

Founded in 1934, by Samuel A. Green, who began the business in his mother’s kitchen in South Philadelphia, Firstrust is currently in its third generation of family ownership. Firstrust, the region’s largest family-owned bank, is a full-service commercial bank with assets of $4.5 billion. As Philadelphia’s hometown bank for more than 85 years and the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles, Firstrust is a Small Business Administration (SBA) preferred lender, and provides both retail and commercial services through its 19-branch banking offices located in PA counties of Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia; and Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as a representative office in Annapolis, MD. Continuing to empower success of its customers, Firstrust offers a wide variety of deposit, consumer and business loan products, residential and commercial real estate mortgages and treasury management products. For more information, visit or call 800-220-BANK. Member FDIC.