Redefining the Classroom

Central Saving Bank awards scholarship to LSSU students

Posted: November 6th, 2011

CSB SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS – Central Savings Bank CEO and Lake Superior State University alumnus Ron Meister congratulates this year's CSB scholarship recipients Leslie Booth and David Pawley. Looking on from the right is LSSU business professor Madan Saluja, who served as a member of the CSB Scholarship selection committee. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Ronald L. Meister, president and chief executive officer of Central Savings Bank, is proud to announce that two Lake Superior State University business students, Leslie Booth and David Pawley, have been chosen as recipients of the 2011 Central Savings Bank Scholarship.

"Leslie and David's academic accomplishments and their ambition to pursue a career in the financial industry field made it an easy choice to award our scholarship for the 2011-12 school year," said Meister. "They have a bright future in the world of business and banking, and Central Savings Bank is pleased to help them along the way."

Central Savings Bank has been awarding the scholarship, valued at full tuition and books, since 1990. All told, almost 30 students from Michigan and the Algoma region of Ontario have benefited from CSB's vision of training tomorrow's business professionals.

Booth, a senior from Cedarville, Mich., is majoring in business administration/management with a minor in economics and finance. Pawley is a senior from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., majoring in accounting with a minor in economics and finance. He will also graduate with an associate's degree in technical accounting.

Candidates for next year's award must possess a 3.0 grade point average after two or more semesters of study. Preference is given to students who have an interest in seeking full-time employment in the field of banking in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

Meister joined Central Savings Bank upon his graduation from LSSU with a bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting in 1973. He was awarded the first LSSU Outstanding Business Alumnus award in 2001.

For more information about this or any one of the more than 100 scholarships and awards available at LSSU, call the LSSU Foundation Office at 906-635-2665 or run a search for “LSSU foundation scholarships” on the Web.

Run a web search for "LSSU School of Business" to learn more about business programs at Lake State.


CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; LSSU Foundation Office, Sharon Dorrity, e-mail, 6352665; Central Savings Bank, Amanda Avery, e-mail, 253-1219.