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.

The Daniel B. and Florence E. Green Family Foundation (the “Foundation”) and Firstrust Bank remain dedicated to enabling individuals to thrive and communities to flourish in order to realize their full potential.

Samuel A. Green

Samuel A. Green

The Foundation and Firstrust remain dedicated to cultivating prosperity for our customers, while enriching the communities we serve. The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program is one of the ways we commemorate our founder, while we help to change the lives of young people in the communities we serve.

Celebrating 51 Years

We are excited to present the 2020 scholarship awards, continuing our 51-year history dedicated to helping and encouraging young people to pursue their education and achieve their dreams.

Compose an Essay

Compose an essay that explains how your college education will help you cultivate prosperity in your community.

STEP 2: 
Start Your Online Application

Complete the application for scholarship award by visiting the online application and answering the required questions.

STEP 3: 
Submit Your Essay

Upload your completed essay in PDF or .DOCX format in the online application. You will receive a confirmation email when your essay has been received.

Due to the large volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond to requests regarding the status of applications. All applications are due by April 27 at 11:59 pm EST.  Applications for the 2020 Scholarship will not be accepted after this date.

If you are unable to apply online for any reason, please contact Maisie Brooks at 610-238-5105 for information on mailing in your application.  


We will award $105,000 in academic scholarships as follows:


$10,000 Scholarship
THREE Winners


$3,000 Scholarship
Each winner is eligible for only one award.  Awards are intended for the student only; no provision is made for spouses or dependents. No substitution of the award is permitted. Checks will be payable jointly to the student and the accredited college or university that the student will be attending.  Scholarship awards will be paid to winners (one time only) between June 2020 and December 2020.  If the student is receiving financial aid and accepting a Samuel A. Green Scholarship may reduce the aid.  Scholarship awards cannot be deferred.  Please contact your financial advisor for details.



Essay Topic:
Compose an essay that explains how your college education will help you cultivate prosperity in your neighborhood/community.

The quality of the answer.

The unique presentation and delivery of student’s ideas.

The student’s command of the English language.

All eligible essay submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Scholarship award decisions are made by the Foundation and Firstrust Bank in its sole discretion and are final.


High School graduating seniors
from public, private, parochial and charter schools who plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university are eligible.

Home-schooled students
are eligible by providing documentation of high school equivalency and college eligibility as an incoming freshman in the fall of 2020.  
 The Samuel A. Green Scholarship is available only to legal United States residents living within our market area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Applicants already attending college or who are 30 years old as of April 27, 2020, will not be considered. By December 31, 2020, winners are required to submit proof of their matriculation during the fall semester of 2020 at an accredited college or university to receive scholarship funds. Employees, officers and directors of Firstrust, the Foundation, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and their family members (defined as spouses, children, parents, siblings and in-laws) and those living in their households are not eligible.  This exclusion also applies to anyone who may become an employee of Firstrust or the Foundation after submitting their application.
Founded in 2005, The Daniel B. and Florence E. Green Family Foundation (the "Foundation") is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by Daniel B. and Florence E. Green, Firstrust Bank’s Founder’s Son and Daughter-in-Law. Daniel, who was the past President and CEO of the Bank from 1970 until 2005, when he became, and remains, Chairman Emeritus of the Board. Richard J. Green serves as the Trustee of the Foundation. The Foundation was founded in honor of their family and in appreciation of the impact that Firstrust Bank has in the Community. The Foundation is dedicated to cultivating and investing in innovative and impactful solutions that will enable individuals to thrive and communities to flourish in order to realize 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 $3.7 billion.

Philly's Hometown Bank for Over 85 Years


Firstrust is a Small Business Administration (SBA) preferred lender, and provides both retail and commercial services through its 18 branch banking offices located in PA counties of Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia; and Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as a representative office in Bethesda, MD.


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The Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program will begin accepting applications in late January, 2021.