July 31, 2008

S&T Bank Rewards Smart Start(SM) Scholarships to Area Students Who Seek to Further Their Education

INDIANA, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- S&T Bank , a full-service financial institution with branch locations in 10 Pennsylvania counties, is making a college education more affordable for three area students through the S&T Bank Smart Start(SM) Scholarship Program. Recipients of this year's scholarships are:

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-- Jonathan Dumm, a 2008 graduate of Penn Hills Senior High School who will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh this fall.

-- Maggie Geist, a 2008 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School who will pursue a degree in political science at Clarion University this fall.

-- Nicole Solida, a sophomore at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH who was recently named to the Dean's List and is majoring in chemistry. Solida is a 2007 graduate of DuBois Area Catholic School.

Each year, the S&T Bank Smart Start(SM) Scholarship Program awards three scholarships of $1,000 each to area students who maintain a Smart Start(SM) Checking Account with S&T Bank. Winners are chosen based on academic achievement and on their responses to an essay questionnaire. For more information on the S&T Bank Smart Start(SM) Scholarship Program, visit the Student Center at stbank.com.

About S&T Bancorp, Inc.

Headquartered in Indiana, PA, S&T Bancorp, Inc. operates 55 offices within Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland counties. With assets of $4.4 billion, S&T Bancorp, Inc. stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol STBA. For more information, visit stbank.com.

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S&T Bank

CONTACT: Rob Jorgenson of S&T Bank, +1-724-465-5448

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