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Two Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized

Posted Thursday, 21 March 2013 14:07 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA - Two Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 35 years of service to the financial institution.
Recognized during the March service awards luncheon were:
Leslie Raymond, Wysox Community Office Manager, 20 years.
Georgia Cary, Coudersport Customer Service Representative, 15 years.
Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2013, C&N will recognize20 employees for a total of 300 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., center, presented service awards to Georgia Cary, left, and Leslie Raymond.


 

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Applicants Sought for Gale Scholarship

Posted Monday, 04 March 2013 17:18 | Filed under C&N News

GALETON, PA. – Current high school seniors attending Galeton Area High School accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school are invited to apply for scholarships offered through the William & L.R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a The Galeton Foundation.

Applications are sought for the 2013 fall semester. The application deadline is April 15, 2013. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and the student and parent(s)/guardian(s) must have been residents of the Galeton Area School District for at least one full school calendar year prior to application for the scholarship. If a scholarship is awarded to a student, that student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) must remain residents of the Galeton Area School District for the duration of the scholarship.

Students interested in more information may contact the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group at 800-487-8784 or visit the C&N website at www.cnbankpa.com and click on "Trust & Investments", then the "Scholarships & Grants" link or contact the Galeton High School Guidance office.

The Gale family came to the Pine Creek Valley in 1880 and built the largest sole leather tannery in the U.S. at the junction of Pine Creek and West Branch. The tannery employed over 200 people and was the life blood of the community for over 50 years. Nearly 100 years after William Gale arrived here, his granddaughter, Lucille Gale Knapp returned to Galeton and fell in love with the area. In 1988 Mrs. Knapp established the William and L.R. Gale Community foundation to honor the memory of her father L. R. Gale and grandfather, William. Recently the Foundation applied for approval to award scholarships to Galeton Area High School Seniors meeting the above criteria. In past years the foundation has supported Galeton area charitable organizations with many of their community projects and plans to continue to do so in addition to funding the scholarship program. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and welcomes contributions to grow the fund to help assist charitable organizations in the Galeton area and provide scholarships for Galeton high school seniors.

The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group serves as Trustee for the Foundation.

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Every Scholarship Applicants Sought

Posted Monday, 11 February 2013 16:09 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA. – High school seniors pursuing studies in medicine, education or engineering are invited to apply for a scholarship offered through the Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund.

Applicants are sought for the 2013 fall semester. Completed applications are due to the student's high school guidance office by Monday, April 1, 2013 or to a Citizens & Northern Bank branch office by Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Applicants must be a high school senior or graduate of a public or non-public high school in Bradford or Tioga County, PA or Chemung County, NY. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university or professional school in a program leading to a degree in education or medicine, including medical research for human diseases. If too few students apply with those majors, preference will be given to students who express an interest in the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical or metallurgical engineering, or any other field that would improve society.

In addition, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. Consideration will be given to financial need.

Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank's Trust and Financial Management Group at 888-987-8784 or their high school guidance counselors.

The Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund was created under the Last Will and Testament of Joseph R. Every, who died Sept. 8, 2005. Citizens & Northern's Trust and Financial Management Group serves as Trustee of the annual award.

Joseph R. Every was a long-time operator of a construction business and had a great desire to help area students pursue higher education. His intent was to provide scholarships to well-deserving seniors and graduates from public and non-public high schools in Bradford, Tioga and Chemung counties. Mr. Every believed that special consideration should be given to average students with ambition and the potential to contribute positively to society. In addition, he directed that the successful recipient of funds must not smoke tobacco or use illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages.

The scholarship award will be for the first year of higher education only and will be in an amount determined by the Selection Committee. A maximum award of $10,000 may be made. Funds may be used to help pay for tuition, books and room and board. Payments from the trust will be made directly to the university or college the recipient attends.

Under the terms of Mr. Every's will, final scholarship awards will be determined by a Selection Committee comprised of four employees of Citizens & Northern Bank, scholarship fund Trustee, and one representative of the Finance Committee of Holy Child Roman Catholic Church in Mansfield.

The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Canisteo. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.

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Applicants Sought For Copp Agricultural Scholarship

Posted Saturday, 09 February 2013 00:00 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA. – High school seniors pursuing studies in agriculture are invited to apply for a scholarship offered through the William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust.

Applicants are sought for the 2013 fall semester. The application deadline is April 15, 2013. An applicant must be a high school senior accepted to an accredited college or university in a program leading to a degree in a curriculum directly related to agriculture, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, demonstrate financial need, be a Tioga County, PA resident for at least six months and graduate from a Tioga County High School.

Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank's Trust and Financial Management Group at 800-487-8784 or their high school guidance counselors.

The $1.4 million William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust will distribute scholarships annually. The trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp, who died July 7, 2002. Graydon and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm located in Charleston and Covington townships in Tioga County, PA. The brothers lived and operated the same farm as their grandparents and parents until 1982 when William died. Neither brother ever married, but they were well known by their neighbors, friends and relatives as accomplished farmers and generous individuals.

The Copps were known for sharing their food, money, machinery and time with friends and neighbors. Graydon, who loved cats and was very active in hunting, flying, motorcycling and maintaining the family cemetery, always considered education very important. During World War II he dropped out of school to help his family on the farm. Following the war, he returned to school and graduated from the Charleston High School.

Graydon's generosity will continue for years to come as his intent for this trust is to provide scholarships to well deserving Tioga County, PA high school seniors who pursue higher education in an agricultural field. This field has a broad spectrum of possibilities and might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bioresource, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture, to name a few.

The scholarship recipients will be determined each year by the Scholarship Committee, which consists of the trustee – Citizens & Northern Bank's Trust and Financial Management Group – and the superintendents from Northern and Southern Tioga School Districts and the Wellsboro Area School District. The committee will decide the number of recipients and amounts awarded annually. The scholarship award may be used to help pay for tuition, books, and room and board.

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CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

Posted Monday, 04 February 2013 15:44 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA - Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, have declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share. The record date is February 4, 2013 and it is payable on February 15, 2013 to shareholders of record. The amount is increased from the previous dividend of $0.24 per share, which was paid in November, 2012.

Declaration of the dividend was made at the January 24, 2013 meeting of the C&N Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank. Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, McKean, Steuben, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Corporation's stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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Applicants Sought for Norton Scholarship

Posted Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:42 | Filed under C&N News

norton-scholarshipSHINGLEHOUSE, PA – Applicants are being sought for the William and Margaret Norton Scholarship Trust. The trust was created by the Nortons upon their deaths and is designed to help graduates of Oswayo Valley High School afford a post secondary education. The scholarship is open to all graduates of Oswayo Valley High School in Potter County.

The scholarship may be used for any type of post secondary education including conventional baccalaureate programs as well as vocational and trade school programs, associate degree and graduate school programs.

It was the Nortons' preference that the scholarship committee favors applicants who pursue post secondary education immediately following high school graduation. The Nortons also requested that the committee consider applicants who demonstrate good citizenship, character, values and motivation, academic merit, educational achievement or academic or educational promise and a degree of financial need.

Applications are currently available at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School, as well as on the Oswayo Valley School district's web site, ovguidance.weebly.com/local-scholarships.html. Application deadline is April 12, 2013. Citizens & Northern Bank serves as the trustee of the Norton Scholarship Trust.

William N. Norton died Dec. 31, 2003 and his wife, Margaret, died May 5, 2008. William Norton was a former Shinglehouse mayor and businessman. He and his wife operated the William N. Norton Co., a block manufacturing and building supply company, later renamed Norton's Building Supply. He was a life member and former fire chief of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department and helped organize the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association. The Nortons were both very active members of their community.

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