Redefining the Classroom

Local bank awards scholarship to LSSU student

Posted: June 12th, 2013

CSB SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT – Central Savings Bank CEO and Lake Superior State University alumnus Ron Meister congratulates 2013 Central Savings Bank Scholarship recipient Sam Gilbert, left. Looking on from the right are two LSSU alumni — CSB Executive Vice President Mark Savoie and Erin Albrecht, CSB's senior credit analyst and consumer loan representative. Both are past CSB Scholarship recipients. On the left is LSSU business professor Madan Saluja, who serves as a member of the CSB Scholarship selection committee. (CSB/James Parker)

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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 Lake Superior State University business student Sam Gilbert is the 2013 Central Savings Bank Scholarship recipient.

Gilbert is from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and in his senior year majoring in finance and economics.

"Sam has a bright future ahead of him, we are proud to be able to support a local student in his pursuit of higher education," said Central Savings Bank President and CEO Ronald Meister, who joined CSB in 1973 after his graduation from LSSU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting. Meister was awarded the first LSSU Outstanding Business Alumnus award in 2001.

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

Candidates for the scholarship must possess a 3.0 grade point average after two or more semesters of study with preference given to students majoring in finance and economics, or accounting with a minor in Finance. Preference is also given to graduates of a Michigan Eastern Upper Peninsula or Algoma District of Ontario high school with an interest in seeking full-time employment in the field of banking or finance in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The program's goal is to provide talented local students an opportunity to work and stay within the community.

For more information about this or other 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 offered at Lake Superior State.


CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; LSSU Foundation Office, Sharon Dorrity, e-mail, 635-2665; James Parker, Central Savings Bank, e-mail, 253-1219.