Lakeland Bank was pleased to distribute $225,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from local high schools in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Ocean, Union, and Warren counties in New Jersey and Orange County, New York. The funds were raised at the 2019 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing and also support college scholarship programs.

“We were excited to present scholarships to over 100 local students who recently graduated high school,” said Thomas Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “These scholarships provide the financial assistance many students need to pursue an education beyond the high school level and we are proud of this long-standing tradition at Lakeland.”

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 congratulates the students who were selected to receive a scholarship and encourages students entering their senior year to contact their Guidance department to learn how to apply for a Lakeland Bank Scholarship.

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The 2020 Lakeland Bank Annual Scholarship Golf Outing will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Crystal Springs Golf Resort in Hamburg, N.J. The goal is to raise $225,000 to support both public and private high schools in the communities Lakeland Bank serves. To learn more and register online, visit

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

Bergen County: Academies at Englewood, 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

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

Hudson County: St. Peter’s Preparatory 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

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

Passaic County: Clifton High School, 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

Somerset County: Bernards High School, Ridge High School

Sussex County: High Point Regional High School, Hopatcong 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

Orange County, New York: Monroe-Woodbury High School

Colleges in the program include:  Bergen Community College, Beth Medrash Govoha, County College of Morris, Eastwick College, Hudson County Community College, Kean University, Montclair State University, Ocean County College, Passaic County Community College, Ramapo College of NJ, Sussex County Community College, Union County College and William Paterson University.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has over $7 billion in total assets. With an extensive branch network and commercial lending centers throughout New Jersey and Highland Mills, N.Y., the Bank offers business and retail banking products and services. Business services include commercial loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, loans for healthcare services, asset based lending, equipment financing, small business loans and lines, and cash management services. Consumer services include online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines, mortgage options and wealth management solutions. Lakeland is proud to be recognized as a Best-In-State Bank by Forbes and Statista, rated a 5-Star Bank by Bauer Financial and named one of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. Visit for more information.