Please Note: The 2022 Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program will begin accepting applications in December 2021. Please check back then for more information on the application process and requirements.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This scholarship program was named in loving memory of Firstrust Bank Founder, Samuel A. Green, who was a staunch believer in encouraging young people to pursue their education and fulfill their dreams. In the spirit of his legacy, we are inspired to carry on our strong commitment toward helping students succeed.
Celebrating 52 Years
We are excited to present the 2021 scholarship awards, continuing our 52-year history dedicated to helping and encouraging young people to pursue their education and achieve their dreams.
Samuel A. Green
Samuel A. Green, one of eight children, was born and raised in a small Hungarian farming town. Sam joined his family in Philadelphia in 1905, putting down roots and quickly becoming involved in the local community. Recognizing the opportunity to support the needs of the community, Sam started a savings and loan that is now a third-generation, family-owned bank. The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program is one of the ways that we commemorate him and his commitment to helping others, while helping to support the needs and the dreams of young people in the community.
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.
Founded in 1934 by Samuel A. Green, who began the business in his mother’s kitchen in South Philadelphia, 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.
PHILLY'S HOMETOWN BANK
Firstrust is a Small Business Administration (SBA) preferred lender, and provides both retail and commercial services through its 19 branch banking offices located in the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia; and Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as a representative office in Annapolis, MD.