First National Bank looking for scholarship applicants

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Up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 each are available for Livingston County high school seniors, regardless of whether they attend public, private, charter schools, or are home schooled, to continue their academic or vocational education through the First National Bank 2019 Community Scholarship Program. 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 fnbh.com or from high school counselors. Completed applications are due by March 9, 2019, and the recipients will be announced at the various schools 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 2019. “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 fnbh.com, see a high school counselor or visit any First National Bank office.

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