First National Bank looking for scholarship applicants

First National Bank’s 2020 Community Scholarship Program will award up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 each, five of which the bank hopes to award to students pursuing a vocational education in the trades. Livingston County high school seniors, regardless of whether they attend public, private, charter schools, or are home schooled, are eligible to apply for the funds to to continue their academic or vocational education. Five teachers will also see classroom grants of $250 presented as part of the scholarship 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; recommendation letters; and challenges, if any, overcome to graduate. Scholarship applications are available online at or from high school counselors. Completed applications are due by March 19, 2021, 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.

“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 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,” said Randy Greene, vice president and retail banking administrator at First National, and coordinator of the scholarship program for 2020. “The scholarships benefit the future leaders of our community. 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, see a high school counselor or visit any First National Bank office.

First National Bank has been part of the Livingston County community for more than 125 years, focused on providing practical financial services for families and businesses and do so through its eight conveniently located Livingston County offices and online at As the only bank headquartered in Livingston County, First National takes great pride in its corporate citizenship and is known and respected for their support of causes and events that add to the quality of life across Livingston County. See First National’s complete story at

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