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First Community Bank and Trust Announces Scholarship Opportunity

First Community Bank and Trust Announces Scholarship Opportunity

First Community Bank and Trust Announces Scholarship Opportunity

First Community Bank and Trust will be participating in a scholarship competition that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide essay-writing contest. It is all part of a program sponsored by Illinois community banks and the CBAI Foundation for Community Banking to increase public awareness of locally owned banks and their contributions to the community.

First Community Bank and Trust is a member of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) which formed the Foundation in 1996. A monetary award in the amount of $1,000 a year for up to four years of higher education will be awarded to the author of the best entry submitted to the CBAI Foundation by a participating Illinois high school senior. Up to 11 additional first-place $1,000 awards and 12 second-place $500 awards are available in each of the regions of the state. An additional $500 will be awarded to the high school of the overall winner. 

The bank is working with Beecher High School and Peotone High School to invite seniors to write one-paragraph on each of these three topics:

  • The impact/importance of community banking to me or someone I know
  • The impact/importance of community banking to a business or agricultural concern in my area
  • The impact/importance of community banking to my community in general

Length of the entry must not exceed two pages of typewritten copy; double-spaced using the font Times New Roman with 10-12 point size.

Information on the contest is available at the bank and the school; entries must be submitted to the bank by February 5th, 2019. 

This is a great opportunity for local high school seniors and we're looking forward to reading some great essays! If you have questions, please contact Bridget Goedke at (708) 946-2246.


 

Press Contact:
Bridget Goedke, Marketing Assistant
First Community Bank and Trust
(708) 946-2246

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