There is $10,000 in scholarship money available to Livingston County’s high school seniors.
The First National Bank 2020 Community Scholarship Program application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 27, 2020, and the requirement for recommendation letters has been rescinded for 2020, the result of the current coronavirus situation.
Up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 each are available for Livingston County high school seniors — regardless of whether they attend public, private, or charter schools, or whether they are home schooled — to continue their academic or vocational education. The bank is hoping to award at least five of these scholarships to students pursuing vocational education in the trades. Again in 2020, five teacher classroom grants of $250 will be presented as part of the program.
The selection criteria focuses on academics (a minimum 3.0 GPA is required); equal consideration for community service, after school employment and/or extra-curricular activity participation; and challenges, if any, overcome to graduate. Scholarship applications are available online at fnbh.com or from high school counselors.
Completed applications are due by March 27, 2020, and the recipients will be announced at the various school scholarship events, and at a dinner hosted by First National for the recipients, their family and invited guests. The teacher classroom grants will be selected as part of the scholarship process, no application is necessary.
In reminding families and students about the application deadline, First National Bank President/CEO Ron Long, said,
“First National is all about ‘service’ – to our customers and our community,” said First National Bank President/CEO Ron Long. “The Community Scholarship Program and the teacher classroom grants are wonderful examples of the power of local banking at work – it is customers banking locally with First National who make the community scholarship program and our other corporate citizenship efforts possible.”
“First National staff and community leaders are involved in the selection process. The scholarships benefit the future leaders of our community,” said Randy Greene, vice president and retail banking administrator at First National who is also coordinati ong the scholarship program for 2020. “And the grants help our teachers with their important work. This is truly a win, win, win program and First National is proud of the more than $250,000 it has provided since its inception.”
For an application and more details about the scholarship program, visit fnbh.com, see a high school counselor, or visit any First National Bank office.